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Q: Miniature wooden boxes ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Miniature wooden boxes
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sharon42-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 11 Aug 2002 09:40 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2002 09:40 PDT
Question ID: 53272
How do you make miniature wooden boxes with a sliding lid.  I have
looked everywhere only to find where they sell them.  Help!
Subject: Re: Miniature wooden boxes
Answered By: historybuff-ga on 11 Aug 2002 10:54 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Sharon42,

I'm so glad I could help you.  You are right, if you wanted to buy a
ready-made box online you would certainly find plenty to chose from
but instructions on building your own were difficult to find!  My
first thought was the Christopher Lowell Show on the Discovery
Channel, since he is forever building small boxes.  Surprisingly, I
didn't find instructions on his site.  The DoItYourself Network was no
help either.  However, I was able to locate detailed online
instructions for you from Amateur Woodworker, April 1998.  The plan is
for a small game box, and the instructions are clear enough that you
could easily adapt them  to your desired dimensions.

If you wanted to explore the topic more, Woodsmith magazine offers old
copies of their magazine which you can order online.  You can
purchase, for $4.99, a back issue of Woodsmith magazine where one of
the featured projects is a Slide Top Box.

or better still is this issue featuring sliding lid boxes

If you wanted more ideas, a book on building boxes is offered here:

What a fun project!  Please let me know if you need any clarification.



Search strategy:

woodworking box  "sliding top"
sharon42-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Good try.  You did alot of research!  However, it still didn't give me
the answer.  The books, believe it or not, I already have because I
went the same route.  The books show how to make boxes but not with
the sliding dovetail lid, I forgot to mention these boxes are often
called "secret boxes".

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