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A jig for planing super thin parts

A jig for planing super thin parts

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In need of box sides that are 3/16 in. thick, I turned to my smoothing plane to thickness them. A jig that has a built in depth stop guarantees parts are a consistent thickness.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: 3 more boxes done

52 boxes, 52 weeks: 3 more boxes done

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Since I last posted about my efforts to make 52 boxes in 52 weeks, I've made three more. That's 34 boxes made and 18 to go.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Another 2 boxes made

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Another 2 boxes made

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Check out boxes 30 and 31. I spoke about box 30 on a recent Shop Talk Live podcast.

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The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

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California furniture maker Michael Cullen makes some of the most beautiful boxes on the planet. And he makes them start to finish on the bandsaw. This slideshow presents a wide range of his boxes with his commentary.

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52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: Ive passed the half way point

52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: I've passed the half way point

It's been a while since I posted any boxes at finewoodworking.com, but I've been cranking them out nonetheless. I'm up to 29 now.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 9, 10, and 11

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 9, 10, and 11

Although I've missed a few weeks of posting about the boxes I've been making, I'm stilling making them! This post gets me caught up.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 7 and 8

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 7 and 8

This week I've added two boxes to my total. That puts me at 8, and two closer to my goal of making 52 boxes in 52 weeks.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 6

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 6

Another week, another box. This time it's the sixth box I've made. After another 46, I'll reach my goal of 52 boxes in 52 weeks.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 5

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 5

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Here's the 5th box I've made in my efforts to make 52 boxes in 52 weeks. It's white oak and apple, with a bit of milk paint, too.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 4

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 4

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This is the fourth box I've made in my effort to make 52 boxes over the course of a year.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 3

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 3

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Check out the third box I made in my attempt to make 52 boxes during the course of one year.

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52 boxes in 52 weeks

52 boxes in 52 weeks

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Read how one editor has set himself a big design challege: make 52 boxes in 52 weeks. And see his first two boxes.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Correcting some issues and adding an interior to this East-meets-West tool box.

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Not all miters need reinforcement

Not all miters need reinforcement

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Learn why the miter joints on small boxes don't need to be reinforced. If you make and glue them together properly, they're plenty strong on their own.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

A wedge-driven lid finishes off the exterior of my beginner's toolbox

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Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

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It's not unusual to use a four corner grain match when making a box. Check out how I created a 12 corner grain match when I made a pair of boxes that sit together on a small tray.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

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See who won copies of Beautiful Boxes

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Watch a short film about box maker Doug Stowe

Watch a short film about box maker Doug Stowe

Doug Stowe is an Arkansas Living Treasure, and the foundation that awards that distinction recently produced a short film about him. Watch it. It's good.

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Top Tips for a Wet Box

Top Tips for a Wet Box

Box building tips for a soggy environment

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