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Finished up a small trinket box for a neighbor who keeps bees. Since we have profited with free honey for the last two years I thought I would thank him with a little box for Christmas.

Box design is super easy to build. Just butt joints and glue. Not a lot of stress so glue is strong enough for the construction. As I get older, the fancy joinery is being put aside for what is convenient and good enough.

With the design you can use a hidden dowel hinge with a rounded bottom edge for the top or just use small metal hinges.
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That's a nifty little box. I have some granddaughters those would make giggly.

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Great thought. I can see the neighbor being pleased.

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Well done.

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Thanks all. This is a quick little project that can be made in a day and is a blank slate for any cnc pattern to decorate it.
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Oscar, very nice. Do you center your dowels, top/bottom, and how much distance from the back edge do you leave?

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I normally use a 1/2" round over router bit and the dowels centered about 3/8" from the end and slightly above center. Dry assemble and see how it opens. If it doesn't open correctly I bring out the sander/hand planer and sand/plane the end until it does. Since I only do these for small boxes it usually goes pretty fast.
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Nice quick little project. You don't really need a CNC to do a decorative carve on the top, it could be hand-carved, inlaid or veneered.

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looks great
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