Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A perfect hinged box
In the past I have made hinged boxes and the lids never lined up quite right (or at least not easily). Then a friend showed me this trick.
Build the box as a cube first, this one was built with 1x3 pine with lauan tacked on the top and bottom.
When you are making the origional box be careful to add the 1/8 inch blade width that you will loose when you cut the box.
I built four of these in about 1 hour (with painting), alot faster than building the lids and bottoms seperately.