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Made some boxs out of scrap pine cut offs I had in the shop. These were just to practice the process and not ment to be fine wood working.

The second one turned out much better with no chip out as I started using a backer board. Still haveing a lot of problem with cutting the lid off though.

I glue it on, flush trim everything, bullnose the corners, sand out the bearing marks and edges of the bullnose and cut off the top on the table saw.

Not a cabinet grade saw but a good Madita 8". Can't get the last cut made without having it uneven around the lid. What is the best way to do this.

See attached pics. First 4 are box 1, 5th and all of bottom row are box 2.

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Hi Mike,

Have you tried taping a shim (equal to your saw kerf) into the 1st and 3rd cuts to maintain spacing.

I have seen that done.

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to get a even cut to the to dont cut all the way through. IE if the timber is 19mm set the blade at 16-17mm, that way the side still has surport go all the way around the box, then when finished the cut with the table saw, go around the cut with a sharp knife then trim the excess off i hope that helps
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Good job on the boxes, I too like to practice with the less expensive wood prior to cutting up the better woods.

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Hi Mike

Nice box

Many ways to do it but BOB R AND RICK R of the RWS have a great way of doing it on the router table and it always comes out just right and on the button..

I use a 1/16" saw blade on the router table, it works great just like doing it with the band saw but it will do any size of box

Bob's R. way is a great way it puts on the lip for the lid all at one pass so to speak.. ( 3/8" router bit with spacers to keep the parts from coming in on the last pass..) little bit of masking tape and 3/8" wide spacers ...I think Bob calls it his magic box, but it works with or without the lip on the box parts..

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Made some boxs out of scrap pine cut offs I had in the shop. These were just to practice the process and not ment to be fine wood working.

The second one turned out much better with no chip out as I started using a backer board. Still haveing a lot of problem with cutting the lid off though.

I glue it on, flush trim everything, bullnose the corners, sand out the bearing marks and edges of the bullnose and cut off the top on the table saw.

Not a cabinet grade saw but a good Madita 8". Can't get the last cut made without having it uneven around the lid. What is the best way to do this.

See attached pics. First 4 are box 1, 5th and all of bottom row are box 2.

Thanks
Mike


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Hello guys

I will made a try at the shim option and I will look on the RW writing desk project to see how they do it. I have watched a bunch of the episodes and they are a great learning tool. Seeing it sure helps me.

I havn't seen a saw blade bit. Where did you get it? Also I have a bandsaw, I need to get a blade and one of the guides for it. Is that a good way to cut the lids off.

Never used a band saw much. Just got a book at the library yesterday. I thought the blade would flex to much for this type of thing.

Thanks agean for the help.

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I too saw almost all the way through then use a sharp knife.
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Hello guys

Looks like the shim option will work the best as I have been leaving a lip on the lid to keep it on.

Another question; I have been milling my wood to size with the table saw as I don't have a panner or a jointer yet. I got a bandsaw and have been reading up on it. Looks like it mite be a better option for cutting down boards to 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2" for making boxs and such.

I got the part I needed for the saw on order and I am looking at blades. What blades should I consider for this type of work and also possably use it to cut off the top of boxs once I start using hinges? Based on price I am thinking no more then 3 blades for now.

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