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I built another box with a cut of lid and not real happy with results. I glued on the lid and then cut it off using 1/8" shims like was suggested to get the cut off nice and clean.

The problem comes in with the cut out being loose and the lid being sloppy when it sits on the box. I miced the edges and tood an average before I glued on the lid then set my saw to that number. I ended up having to raise the blade just a smidge and recutting one side.

The wood was some old flooring I ripped down on the table saw and then sanded smooth on the belt/disk sander and the vibrating sander so the width isn't dead consistant all the way around.

The attached pics show the box and the last two show the amount of slop on the lid to the box.

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George thanks for the suggestion but this is more of a future question then how to fix this box.

I want to be able to do it agean and get a tighter fit on the lid so it is not so sloppy. Is there a trick to it?
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Hi Mike

Bob R. has a real neat way, you may want to check it out.it's called
Magic Boxes: and will never have that error.. and all done with one router bit on the router table..
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I built another box with a cut of lid and not real happy with results. I glued on the lid and then cut it off using 1/8" shims like was suggested to get the cut off nice and clean.

The problem comes in with the cut out being loose and the lid being sloppy when it sits on the box. I miced the edges and tood an average before I glued on the lid then set my saw to that number. I ended up having to raise the blade just a smidge and recutting one side.

The wood was some old flooring I ripped down on the table saw and then sanded smooth on the belt/disk sander and the vibrating sander so the width isn't dead consistant all the way around.

The attached pics show the box and the last two show the amount of slop on the lid to the box.

Thanks for the help.

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it may be easier to use a template and get a good fit.

i do see the evident slop or movability of the lid, but its tough to see much. the background you used is making the flash glaring.

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Hello levon

I haven't gotten into guides and templates yet. Got a whiteside inlay kit at woodcrafts xmas sale so going to have to get the adapter to fit the guides to my Freud 1700. Probably get a set of guides at the same time.

I am posting some pics with less glare. Hope you can see these better.

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