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By Doug Stowe

Field making is ideal for starting woodworkers drawn to gaining talents, experimenting with layout, and feeling pride at a undertaking that may be accomplished with out the time and price dedication of a larger venture. This booklet will supply easy designs, in addition to many adaptations to educate diverse woodworking strategies whereas the reader creates a realistic merchandise or a present that would turn into an heirloom. whereas this ebook should be loved by means of newcomers, it is going to even be nice for any woodworker drawn to small tasks that may be performed in a weekend with wooden leftover from one other venture.

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Quartersawn white oak ⁄8 in. × 7⁄8 in. long Sand ends before installation 1 Leather scrap 6-in. com *Length includes 1/32-in. cleanup allowance at each end. A Ru s t i c Tr e a s u r e B ox 25 Cut the parts to size The most important thing in cutting the parts to size is that opposite sides of the box match in length. To achieve this level of precision, use a crosscut sled with a stop block clamped in place. If you don’t already have a crosscut sled, it’s worth investing the small amount of time it takes to make one.

After selecting the stock I use a tablesaw sled to cut the box parts to size, but you could also make these cuts using only the fence and miter gauge on your saw. That said, a good crosscut sled quickly becomes a go-to jig in your shop, so it’s worth taking the time to make one (See “Making a Crosscut Sled” on pp. 28–29). To make multiple cuts of exactly the same measurement, I use a stop block clamped to the tablesaw sled. Cut it to length Using a stop block clamped 1. Rip the stock for all four sides of the box to width at the tablesaw.

Lid, 3⁄ 8 in. x 21⁄4 in. x 101⁄ 8 in. Brass pin acts as a stop. Ends, 23⁄ 8 in. x 19⁄16 in. x 23⁄4 in. 2 in. 1⁄ 8-in. 23⁄4 in. box joint Bottom, 1⁄4 in. x 21⁄ 4 in. x 91⁄4 in. 8 3⁄4 in. Sides, 3⁄ 8 in. x 2 in. x 8 3⁄4 in. Bottom detail Tongue, 1⁄ 8 in. , fits into grooves on box sides and ends. materials Quantity Part Actual Size Construction Notes 2 Sides 3 2 Ends 3 1 Lid 3 1 Bottom 1 Brass pin 1 1 ⁄8 in. × 2 in. * 3 ⁄8-in. mesquite ⁄8 in. × 19⁄16 in. * 3 ⁄8 in. × 21⁄4 in. × 101⁄2 in. 3 ⁄8-in.

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