first dip into the boxmaking koolaid!

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Project by Jace McDaniel posted 08-03-2016 03:48 AM 1195 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I encourage everyone to make some boxes! this one was extremely basic but it turned out ok and gave me some experience and confidence to get into the more advanced style, so ill post more as i finish them

-- M1 Woodworks

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 06:01 PM

WWP, looks like your first dip was a real success. Your box has nice proportions and a fine general feel to it.

Since you are drinking the Koolaid anyhow, I thought I’d perhaps offer some ideas for you to consider. It might save you some time or give you some new things to think about. I hope you will have as much fun with your box-making journey as I did. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Teaching Boxmaking

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 08-04-2016 10:16 AM

Yummy. Everyone loves koolaid

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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