Slideshow: Cut a Perfectly Matched Lid from a Box2012-06-052012-06-11https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2012-06-05-at-11.00.11-AM.png200px200px
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.