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post #1 of 6 Old 10-22-2017, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

Apart from woodworking classes I did in High School, I haven't done much in the way of wood work. My wife asked me to make her a jewelry box and I thought I would give it a go.

I didn't want to try anything too fancy so I have used basic Butt Joints. The edges have been square, however, some pieces must have been longer than others meaning that there is about a millimeter over hang on some of the butt joints. Is there any way to get this edge flush with the rest of the box?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-22-2017, 08:01 AM
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Sanding it down would be best. Ideally a belt sander, otherwise, a sanding disc in a power drill.

I would clamp the drill in in my workmate vice to give more control.
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With just a millimeter of overhang I would not use a power sander. I would wrap the sandpaper around a block of wood and use this.

Would not go below 100 grit and maybe not below 120.

TO maintain the "squareness" (not sure there is such a word) of the corner keep the block in contact with both pieces of wood at all times.

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I would use a well tuned block plane.


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Thank you so much for your help. Looks like it's off to the hardware store I go.
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Sandpaper/sanding block.
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