Small sliding lid box

The seventh of several articles on using hand tools.

This article first appeared in The GMC Group’s Publication Woodwork Craft 2015

2015-11-23_14-34-55I have been fascinated with boxes for as long as I can remember and have amassed quite a collection, ranging from simple rectangular boxes to more complex sculpted puzzle boxes that I have long since forgotten how to open. In this article I am going to take you through the steps of creating a simple sliding lid box using some new techniques. The size can be as large or small as you like. This box will be 75 x 63 x 230mm made from a scrap of white oak (Quercus alba) 12 x 63 x 660mm. The top and bottom are made from a piece of rip-sawn cherry (Prunus serotina).

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