making a box with thin wood
I'm making a box for 100 magic cards in thin sleeves.
I want to use thin wood to keep the depth as small as possible so the box can fit in my pocket.
I don't mind if the box is wide or tall however, so in those areas I think I can use thicker wood to add some strength.
I've attached a sketch and prototype pic.
I've never done wood working before and the only tools I have are a wood saw, wood file, wood glue, clamps, and a moto tool.
My questions are:
1) Can you think of a better design?
2) What kind of wood should I use for the thin part? Is 1/8th of an inch thick enough to not break?
3) What kind of join should I use to join the thin wood to the thick wood?
4) I was thinking of using the same thick wood on the bottom of the box. What kind of join should I use on that? I have no idea how to cut a 45 % angle for a miter join...
5) Will I need a new tool for the sliding lid? I'm not sure how to cut it...
6) Is there anything I should read about woodworking before I get started?
Last edited by itgiawa; 12-31-2015 at 11:15 PM.