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Making a patterned box using scraps of contrasting veneer is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Adrian Ferrazzutti (Fine Woodworking issue # 207)demonstrates how attention to detail can elevate these pieces into miniature masterpieces, using only simple clamps and cauls instead of a complicated vacuum bag. Once you’ve glued up a stack of contrasting strips, it’s not difficult to create your own pattern. The flowing design on the outside of this box may appear complex, but it consists of just four simple shapes with all the angles cut at 45° on the tablesaw.
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