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First Mitered Box

01-27-2012 02:21 AM by doncutlip | 15 comments »

This is my first box with miters on the corners. I’ve built several boxes before, but always just but-joint and nailed them. Sounds primitive but that is the look I was going for at the time. Here’s all the pieces laid out for assembly: And then here is is clamped up I’ll be using this to do Victorian Era Impressions, so I put appropriate hardware on it. I had made a groove on the inside of the box before I glued it together to aid in cutting off the top. I cut another groove on the outside just below it and then used a utility knife to complete the cut. The resulting fit of the top is just perfect Now I have to decide how to finiish ...

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