Start by resawing your stock to the required 3/8" and 1/8" thicknesses
with your bandsaw, then smoothing the pieces with your thickness
planer, belt sander or jointer. Next, rip all the stock to the required
widths and crosscut the various pieces to length, according to the
Bill of Materials.
Set your miter gauge to 20 degrees and cut the angled tops of the
side pieces (A). Next, set your
saw blade to cut a 1/8" wide x 3/16" deep through dado cut, 1/2"
up from the bottom of each side (A).
Now, tilt your saw table to 20 degrees and bevel the front and back
edges of the lid (D), as shown
in the drawing. While your table is tilted, adjust your saw blade
so it protrudes just 3/16" above the table surface, set your rip
fence and cut the card-holding groove in the top surface of the
Use your bandsaw or scroll saw to cut the arched contours in the
front (C) and back (B),
then use your drum
sander. Drill the 1/4" diameter hanging hole in the top center
of the back (B).
Glue and clamp pieces A, B, C and E together. Cut notches in the
back edge of the lid (D) to accept
one leaf of the small brass hinges. Apply the finish of your choice.
Screw one leaf of each hinge to the lid (D)...then
hold the lid in position as you mark and screw the other leaf of
each hinge to the back (B).
Bill of Materials...
View Assembly Drawings: Assembly
Plans, Front View, Side
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