For the June issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer writes about what you need to know about making boxes that they don’t teach you in shop class:
I have made a LOT of boxes in nearly 50 years of woodworking — toolboxes, jewelry boxes, tissue boxes, cabinet-sized boxes, bandsawn boxes, carved boxes, recipe boxes, inlaid boxes, ring boxes, veneered boxes, and nesting boxes. You probably made a box yourself as one of the first projects in woodshop or an introduction to woodworking. After all, the saying is, “If you know how to make a box you can make anything.” The starting point in every box project is, “What are you going to put inside it?” After all, most of the design decisions hinge on fitting something inside the box.
Read the rest of the June issue of Wood News Online