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Forum topic by Cuzzbud posted 03-19-2019 02:51 PM 267 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2019 02:51 PM

I’m building a Cover (hat) Box. I’ve made the frame so thin I’m not sure how to fasten it to it’s base securely. Arms are approx 1/8”. Two corner post are approx 1/4. I could glue all of it down, but certainly would remain frail. I could get a brad into the front posts (If I hit them) and glue the back?. Here is a pic of the front corner and then the back. I have the material to basically start over on the box using 1/2 inch, but I would loose the “Blonde Maple” shown and end up with more pink or wormy.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

-- Jim

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#1 posted 03-19-2019 03:06 PM

The glue is stronger than the wood so I’d just glue it. Brads (especially going into the endgrain of the posts) will not offer any additional strength.

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#2 posted 03-19-2019 03:23 PM

+1 on glue.

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#3 posted 03-19-2019 03:41 PM

Great thank you, and that was my first plan, but everything ended up so thin I didn’t feel like it would be strong enough. Rock N Roll!

-- Jim

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#4 posted 03-20-2019 11:19 AM

Cover? Marine?

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#5 posted 03-20-2019 12:49 PM

I glued it up and seams to be fine, I’m just kinda rough on things. “Cover Box” is a Navy / Coast Guard Passage thing. My son is Coast Guard and just made Chief.

-- Jim

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