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im new here.

want to learn how to make good boxes with a router.

i have a router table & a few bits.

key things to do?
things not to do?
best way to make strong miter sides?
best way to attach top/bottom?
easy ways to make lid?

i have seen a rabbit joint used and looks good to me
is it?

thank you for your help,
tc
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Hi TreasureChest

I would suggest you let the pro's Bob and Rick show you how to do it.

You can get most of the items below by email or you can buy the DVD'S on some of them...

Magic Boxes:
http://www.routerworkshop.com/S100.html
506 - Box Decoration:
http://www.routerworkshop.com/S500.html
801 - China Inlaid Chest:
813 The Chest Lamp, less the lamp
http://www.routerworkshop.com/S800.html


http://www.routerworkshop.com/epage.html

plus
The Woodworking Channel ,the one below is just one of 35 RWS shows
http://www.thewoodworkingchannel.com/


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im new here.

want to learn how to make good boxes with a router.

i have a router table & a few bits.

key things to do?
things not to do?
best way to make strong miter sides?
best way to attach top/bottom?
easy ways to make lid?

i have seen a rabbit joint used and looks good to me
is it?

thank you for your help,
tc


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i thought someone could give me some pointers

thank you
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John, click on this link to a photo shoot of a box that I made a while back and if you look through my gallery there are other boxes to be seen.

http://www.routerforums.com/general-...ect-harry.html

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harry

thank you very much! that was very informative and useful!

i know there is alot more to learn but you have made helped me alot

that inlay procedure had me spinng for awhile there

tnx agn
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im new here.

want to learn how to make good boxes with a router.

i have a router table & a few bits.

key things to do?
things not to do?
best way to make strong miter sides?
best way to attach top/bottom?
easy ways to make lid?

i have seen a rabbit joint used and looks good to me
is it?

thank you for your help,
tc
Many of the boxes I have produced have been made from solid timber some are elliptical in shape others are in a heart shape. These are available for viewing in my gallery.
There will be many people here to offer methods of producing boxes with purchased jigs such as dovetail or finger joints. I have a couple of jigs that I have constructed to rout the mitres in the plunge mode even though this can be achieved working with the router table.
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Tom, you have quite a gallery to study & digest! thank you very much! i think i can learn alot from your work.

thanks again

i will be doing alot of studying

thank you all for youe help
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Before cranking up the router, you might also consider making a shooting board. Having the boards precisely square, and the corresponding pieces precisely the same length will make box-making life much easier.

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Ralph thats a very good idea thank you very much.
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