I make most of my box joints with my table saw jig and a fine carbide saw blade because it is just so much faster for me to do and my box joints are usually in projects that are more utilitarian than fine woodworking. This month fine woodworking introduced a clever new jig to guide the routing of mortises for butt hinges on small boxes.
Or using different combinations of woods.
Fine woodworking making a spring loaded box. Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making with thousands of how to videos step by step articles project plans photo galleries tool reviews blogs and more. Box making tips and tricks. Learn how to cut attractive v groove dadoes for your finest boxes.
Fine woodworking forums ask questions offer advice and share your work. Encourage the kids to think about alternatives. A router can certainly be used to cut box joints.
The draws could easily be pushed passed where they were supposed to go and t. Build a spring loaded drawer stop learn how to build a wooden drawer stop that keeps toddlers safe without the hassle of a mortised lock set. Part 2 can be found here.
Another earlier piece that i forgot to mention on this blog is also on fine woodworking here. Removable dividers and spring loaded push buttons these are just some of the different secrets that have been incorporated into furniture over the years. The clear spring students made this project as a pencil box but don t let that limit you.
I have published parts 1 and 2 of how to make a crematory wooden urn box on the fine woodworking website. I introduced the type of template and routing technique in an earlier issue of fww but also in my books dating back to 2001 and in an article i wrote for woodwork magazine while this century was quite young. On a table saw you have the weight of the wood on the table but with a panel saw you need some way to keep a sheet of various thicknesses in firm contact to the bottom of your carriage.
To make it shorter longer wider or taller. Making a friendship box. Plus a super simple shellac based finish.
A router would make the most perfect joints. Build a spring loaded drawer stop. How to page 72 of 231.
When one looks at the locking mechanisms used in these early pieces you fi nd that cabinetmakers primarily used their cleverness in combining simple locks rather than inventing new. April 5 2012. Or adding one or more dividers inside.
Last week i posted a video where i built a desk but it had a major design flaw. You will need something like a spring loaded roller to hold the sheet to the base of the saw carriage so the blade cuts at the angle you set the blade to. Fine woodworking main menu subscribe.
By ed pirnik mar 08 2012.