To make a box 3


I finish flushing off the pins and tails with a sharp hand plane.

walnut-collectors-box-22  Time to cut the lid off. Back on the router table for this. I have kept the front and back over size so I have a flat surface to run on the bed of the machine for this operation.


Another “heart in the mouth” moment over. The lid is safely detached from the rest of the box.


I keep the sides over length as it’s much easier to hold the box lid. Here I’m planing the surface smooth.


I use the same jig for putting in the groove for the lid panel for the groove for the ebony stringing.


Finally it’s time to cut the waste wood off the front and back of the lid. I remove most of it on the table saw with the blade on an angle.


I then finish off with a hand plane.


The next step is to cut the grooves for the knife hinges. The router table is ideal for this.


Starting work on the drawer runners here. I am using an engineers square to set the runner accurately.


Once in position I drill holes for 6mm dowels which will ensure the runner is in the exact position for glue up.