475 Super simple box follow-up

January 29, 2012

Back in episode 470 I shared with you the construction of a “super simple” wooden box I’ve been making for my wife’s photography business Shutter Sam Photography.

I mentioned in the episode that since filming the original footage I had started to streamline the construction process. Just like with any project where you find yourself repeating the build over and over (think cutting boards, jewelry boxes, pens, etc.) you discover little shortcuts that can help to cut the production time down, but not affect the quality of the results.

As I’ve mentioned before, I really appreciate tips and suggestions from you the audience. And once again, you’ve come through for me with a great tip that I’m using from this point out when building the boxes. Don (no last name in the email) suggested I checkout an article over at Fine Woodworking Magazine it’s titled 2 Fast Ways to Build a Box and was written by Bill Nyberg.

On page one of the downloadable PDF (it does require a membership to the digital media) Bill lays out a quick and easy two cut step that creates the lips of the two sides. Essentially the same thing I’ve been creating, but with my method I was spending way too much time setting it up. This new method cuts my setup time in HALF. Checkout today’s show to see what I’m talking about.

Just to let you know, I don’t cover Bill’s entire article, just this one little part that has made a huge difference in how I’ll be cutting parts for more of these boxes and maybe even other projects down the road.

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  1. Lee Laird says:

    Hey Matt,

    Cool tip. I’m sure many will enjoy seeing the video. What’s that they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words? Well, I’m guessing a video has that squared. đŸ˜‰

    Keep up the good work.



  2. Jon Stinson says:

    Neat idea, definitely speeds up the process

  3. Dan says:

    Thanks for the video. It’s Dan not Don, but no problem. Your welcome.

  4. Matt says:

    Thanks guys!

    Dan, you say tAmato, I say tOmato LOL!!!

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