30 Nov. 2012|
Woodworking how to make a box,build covered pergola patio,building wood shelves for basement - How to DIY
Post your projects & plansShare your projects and plans with others in the Start Woodworking community. This simple woodworking jig allows you to cut spline slots in the corners of your boxes for stronger, longer-lasting miter joints.
Learn how to build a simple woodworking jig that allows you to cut spline slots in the corners of your boxes. Perhaps one of the easiest boxes for a beginner woodworker to make is one with mitered corners.
For small boxes like the recipe box we'll be building in a future post--or the box at left, you could just rely on glue to keep the joinery together however, inserting splines offers excellent joint reinforcement and will allow you to build larger boxes without the worry that the joints might come apart a few years down the road.
So without further ado, lets get to work building a spline jig and put it to work building beautiful boxes.
I like everything related to the construction of boxes and their topics are interesting and current. With the right plans, materials, and equipment, you can construct this simple wooden box, as shown here.
It’s a simple woodworking project, but there are so many directions one can take in with a few customizations.
I have no need for a planter box at the moment, but following along gave me some nice ideas for a small tray design I have in mind.
In fact, the secret to putting together mitered boxes is using packing tape to hold the entire assembly together during glue-up. Arkansas woodworker Doug Stowe is a big proponent of this technique and his books and articles are a must-read for anyone who wishes to delve into serious box-building.