SLWG Box Build

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Date(s) - 2019/11/16
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Faust Park Shop


Box Criteria

We are going to build boxes with finger joints.  The bottom will be recessed into dados in the sides and the top will slide in dados in 3 sides and ride over the 4th side.  Outside dimensions will be 12.5 x 10 x 3.25.  Materials for the top and sides will be 4/4ths cherry and poplar and will be furnished by the Toy Committee.  Materials for the bottom will be birch plywood. Materials will be milled ahead of the Box Build to the correct thicknesses (approx. 3/8″)  and if needed, boards will be glued up to a sufficient width.


A survey to determine Guild interest in this has been done with the following results.  8 members expressed an interest in the milling to be done ahead of the Box Build (Prebuild). 9 members expressed interest in participating in the Box Build on the above referenced date. Other members are welcome to participate and should contact Bill Schuchat at to confirm their interest or register for the event via this page.


Use of equipment in the shop requires that the member has taken the Safety Class.  Individuals should bring their own eye and ear protection to the Box Build and any Prebuild activities at the Guild Workshop.

Work To Be Done

Activities for the Prebuild will be coordinated with members who have indicated an interest in this via email and will be determined individually.  Resawing and planing will be assigned to each participant and can be done in each individuals shop or at the Guild Workshop. Materials will be distributed from the Guild Workshop. We estimate there will be 40 to 50 4/4ths boards to be resawn and planed.   

Activities for the Box Build will be table saw and chop saw work to bring materials to the proper dimensions, routing for finger joints and dados, sanding, and glue-up.  A felt liner will be cut and glued into the bottom. Finishing will be done if time permits. All plywood cutting will be done the day of the Box Build.  A box joint jig using a router made from Doug Stowe’s plans will be used to make the box joints. If you have a box joint jig that could also be used, let Bill Schuchat know as we may need more than one. Dados for the top and bottom to ride in will be cut on the router tables.

Interested members, who have not yet signed up, should RSVP via this registration page or contact Bill Schuchat with the following information:

  1. Willing to participate on Nov 16.
  2. Interested in helping with Prebuild work.
  3. Have a box joint jig that can be used on Nov 16.


Registrations are closed for this event.

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