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Forum topic by Quailguy posted 01-28-2018 06:54 PM 391 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2018 06:54 PM

I am building a small, curly maple box and would like to incorporate a flat, flush fit top with a lift tab/lift that sits in a notch at the front of the box. I have seen these tabs made from a separate piece of wood, but would like to make the tab and lid from one piece. How can I cut the straight lines on either side of the tab? Should I rip the front lid edge straight and make the tab from the cut-off portion? I would like to eliminate glue lines where they connect. I apologize if I haven’t painted an accurate picture of what I’m looking for.


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#1 posted 01-28-2018 07:03 PM

I think I know what your asking. Because I’ve made boxes with type of lid the answer is bandsaw.With a fine tooth blade so there is less clean up work.
Good day sir

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 07:09 PM

That makes sense. Thank you very much!

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