Saturday, August 09, 2014
Without claiming too much, I introduced and developed this technique for the woodworking community. So, while it is a simple thing, this technique has made box making easier for many woodworkers.
But what happens when the lid is deeper and longer than the base? Can the flipping story stick technique still be used, or must one go back to hand chiseling? Actually, the solution is much simpler than that. I use small blocks of wood to build out the length of one to match the other as shown in the photos above and below.
With these spacer blocks in place, I make the story stick and use it to set up the router table to rout the recesses for butt hinges to fit.
On another subject, not completely unrelated, researchers have noted the effectiveness of iPads as sedatives for kids.
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