Slideshow: Cut a Perfectly Matched Lid from a Box

The August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine features an article titled “4 Boxes, 4 Ways,” in which each editor built one of his or her favorite box designs. For the box I made, I put together a short slideshow on the technique I use for separating the lid from the box after glue-up. When building small boxes of any kind, I almost always glue them up with the top and bottom in place. After the glue dries, I simply cut the lid free at the table saw. For more creative box designs, inspiration and techniques, check out New Masters of the Wooden Box or Puzzle Boxes.

– Matthew Teague

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