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    Jay
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    Hey guys… I’m looking for some tips on the best method to make a small box (like a display case) with multiple long dividers (like you might see for storing pens… I actually want to make one to display straight razors).

    The dividers would be small and delicate and I’m not sure the best way to go about it.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    #131729
    Matt McGrane
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    @jochs99 – Jay, if I understand your problem correctly, it sounds like you could make stopped dadoes in the walls of the box to house the dividers. If you have them crossing each other, you could cut a slot in each where they cross, but on opposite sides so that they can slide together. I’m sure this gets intricate when you add many such dividers. But with careful layout it should not be a problem.

    Here are some pictures of a cabinet I wanted to copy. Maybe this will help you.

    I just re-read your post and it seems you don’t need the dividers to cross. How delicate did you want the dividers to be? If 1/4″ thick, then you could use a router plane to cut the dadoes.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    #131743
    Jay
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    Matt, thanks for the reply.

    I was afraid that was what I was going to have to do… it seems like it will be a bit time consuming, but I guess not too hard. I may make a rabbet around the entire base so I don’t have to stop the dadoes. You are right that my dividers will all run parallel. There are some very thin (1/8?) basswood slats at the craft store that I may use for the dividers. I don’t think I have a 1/8 router blade, but I do have a 1/8 chisel, so that may be a bit tedious… haha.

    #131872
    Jay
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    I actually think I may just insert a piece of kaizen foam in the box when it’s done and cut out grooves for the razors. Possibly a bit of a cop-out, but may actually be the best way to store them. 😛

    #131877
    Matt McGrane
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    That’s thinking! There’s always an alternate solution.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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