4 October 2013 at 7:48 pm #19610mking1Participant
I happen to have some 9″ wide boards that I’d like to use for the tool chest. If the box is going to be about 12″ high with about a 3″ lid, it seems a bit counter-intuitive to joint an extra 3″ on to the board only to saw it off again along the glue line to separate the lid. I guess I could make the lid separately, but it would be hard to get it to align as perfectly with the base. I once saw a technique where someone used a strip of paper in the glue joint between the boards in order to separate them more easily later.
Any thoughts on the best way to go on this please?
Many thanks.4 October 2013 at 8:39 pm #19613cpetersen1970Participant
I think the way to go would still be to joint the boards and then cut it later as paul does in the video…making the lid separately would be a lot more work than jointing the boards and sawing the box later, methinks. But of course, you should do what you feel most comfortable with, that’s just what I would do.4 October 2013 at 9:30 pm #19615Mark ArmstrongParticipant
The main reason for making as one box is that they would be exactly the same and grain would match.Harder to make two different boxes and make them match.
I would not cut through glue joint either make that the other side so when you do cut you in solid wood.
I hope that makes sense.
Dagenham, Essex, England8 October 2013 at 9:59 pm #19755mking1Participant
Thanks for the responses guys.
I will joint the boards with the glue line nearer the base of the chest as Mark suggests. It’s all good practice on the basic skills.
I’ve spent a little time cleaning them up and I think they’ll look quite nice. They were old shelves my neighbour was about to take to the tip. I always love using reclaimed timber.
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