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By Andrew Crawford

This booklet gains tasks that make the most of a variety of field making innovations, exhibiting tips on how to make beautiful field carcasses of all styles and sizes. unique directions conceal making plans a field in order that all of it suits jointly, the way to make an appropriate lid and healthy applicable locks and hinges. there's complete assurance of instruments and fabrics to take advantage of, in addition to principles for personalizing and adorning the bins. All initiatives are illustrated with pictures and the e-book comprises comprehensive packing containers for layout thought.

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Fit the bottom part of the lock in place, put the top part in position, mark, drill, and fit, using a supporting block (as shown). The finished box looking ready for travel. Inset detail shows the piano hinge. By drilling the remaining holes fractionally off-center, you can adjust the relative positions of the two halves. When you have the two halves lined up, drill any remaining holes dead center. Insert the screws and line up the screw heads in one direction for a finished look. his striking box will be the ideal place to keep your cards, whatever game you play.

Sand all surfaces smooth. Take a little time over this, as a good finish is very important. Carve the waste portion to any shape that meets your fancy, and smooth it well. Remember to leave a flat base to give it a good gluing area, and glue it in place on the lid. The finished box, resembling a modern sculpture as much as a box. The front swings out and up like a "gull-wing" door on a sports car to reveal a small, safe space inside. his unusual hexagonal box, in cocobolo, glass, and ebony, features an all-wood catch and hinges.

HEXAGONAL BOX • CUTTING OFF LID 59 HINGES AND CATCH Cut off the lid using a '/,6in router bit in the router table. Remember not to go all the way through, but cut the last '/32in with a craft knife. Trim and level all the newly exposed edges, first with a sharp chisel; then by working the pieces on a sheet of 240-grit garnet paper laid on a flat surface. Finally smooth with the grain using 240 and then 320-grit garnet on a small block. Sand all external surfaces smooth. Drill a '/Nin hole right through each of the four prepared ebony pieces, going across the grain as shown on the plan, %zin from the end.

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