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post #1 of 11 Old 12-03-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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looking for a set of plans

Hi all,

Im looking to make this box. I've scoured the net and could not find any plans for it. Has anyone seen this box on other sites?

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I found the image on rockler
http://www.rockler.com/padauk-by-the...-3-4-thickness





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It looks pretty straight forward, just draw it up in sketchup

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It looks pretty straight forward, just draw it up in sketchup

yeah, i was hoping to find some plans, but i just might have to draw some up. I've tinkered with sketchup before, perhaps i'll have to work on it some more.
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get stuck pm me might take a day or so with my schedule but could help you out

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Forget about sketch-up. Just grab a piece of paper and draw it by hand. That's a pretty straight forward box with mitered corners and splines, a lift off lid, and fancy feet.

Its always more fulfilling to make something that is totally your own rather than build something someone else already has.

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I'm curious about what you need plans for. Not sure you will find some for a box or that particular one. Do you want the exact size or is there something about that box you don't know how to do? Folks here will help with the details.
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Forget about sketch-up. Just grab a piece of paper and draw it by hand. That's a pretty straight forward box with mitered corners and splines, a lift off lid, and fancy feet.

Its always more fulfilling to make something that is totally your own rather than build something someone else already has.

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I'm curious about what you need plans for. Not sure you will find some for a box or that particular one. Do you want the exact size or is there something about that box you don't know how to do? Folks here will help with the details.

thanks again, guys. Im still pretty green and i need my hand held with nice drawings. LOL. JK
I think i grab sketchup again and try to learn it. It seemed pretty easy the last time i used it. After all, it is a simple box construction and it should be fairly easy to draw up.

Perhaps i'll post my drawing for critique.
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There is a lot of information about making wooden boxes online including several videos, study the basics to get an idea of what is involved. Armed with that information draw up your own plans and go to work, box making is an excellent way to learn the basics of woodworking to prepare you for larger projects.

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After all, it is a simple box construction and it should be fairly easy to draw up.
Yes, it is a simple box. Just make the darned thing. Faster than messing about with software.

What height do you want?
What length do you want?
What width do you want?

Add 2 * length + 2 * width, and a few inches for oop's to determine the length of the board.

Rip the board to the height you want on the table saw.

Using the mitre gauge, set the blade to 445 deg.

Make the first 45 deg cut. Flip the board over and measure for e.g., a width, mark the cut and the blade width. Make the next cut. Now you have the first end. Mark this piece End "A" for example.

Flip the wood again, now measure for a length, mark the cut and the blade width. Make the next cut. Mark this piece "Side" B and the edge from the first cut "A". Now those two edges should be a perfect 90 deg.

Flip the wood again, now measure for a width. Mark the cut and the blade width. Make the next cut. Mark this piece End "C".

Flip the wood again, now measure for the last length. Mark the cut and the blade width. Make the next cut. Mark this piece side "D".

Flip the wood again for the last cut. You will likely have to also flip end for end unless the board is really long.

Now the only two edges which may need tweaking to be perfect fit should be the first cut on "A" and the last cut on "D"

Test the fit of the mitres. Tweak as needed.

Cut a groove close to one set of edges for the bottom. Width of groove depends on the material you are using.

Do you get the idea? Basic dimensions, then just begin to make the pieces.
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