Building boxes #1: Cutting outside pieces.

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Blog entry by nate22 posted 01-01-2014 08:21 PM 1531 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have decided to make boxes. My first one I’m going to make simple. It is going to be 6”x10” . Here is the pieces for the outside of the box. I am making it out of soft brown maple. The sides are 1/2” thick. And the depth of it is 3 1/2” tall. Here is a picture of them.

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#1 posted 01-01-2014 08:58 PM

Great start, you will learn a few new skills and work out any assembly issues that may come about

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 03:11 AM

Nice start! Thinks to consider: corner joints, hinges or not, top and handle and or clasp/closure.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 04:26 PM

Hmmm…. the first project I made was a picture frame. The second was a box.

Here’s the link to it.

You know what? I haven’t made any since I got my new shop up and running. I think I’ve learned a few things since then. Your post has inspired me to go back and make another one. Good luck on yours and thanks for sharing.

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