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    Making a Small Wooden Box, Part 1

    Learn the basics of box building, including: cutting mitered corners, box glue-up, cutting splines, and much more...

    Working With Wood
    with Paul Ruhlmann 

    Paul Ruhlman demonstrates how to build a simple wooden box and offers some great safety tips for this process in a two-part video series. In part one you’ll learn:

    • How to layout your cuts to get all of the box sides from a single board to keep the grain consistent
    • All about cutting miter joints
    • How to cut a groove on the router table that will hold the bottom in place
    • How to measure the true dimensions of your box for a perfect fitting bottom
    • Dry fitting and gluing up your box
    • How to cut the slots for your splines with a biscuit joiner jig

    Stay tuned for Part 2 that will cover trimming the splines, attaching a top, and finishing.