The Toolbox (Header) - Ep.6

Making the Lid Panel

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I’ll show you how to cut the grooves for the toolboxes top panel and also the tongue and groove base.

Series Summary

This 15 part series will teach you the processes involved in making a beautiful toolbox; because it’s about time we made something for ourselves for once!

This course builds on the basic skills learnt in the Dovetail Box Series and the Cabinet Series by introducing more intermediate skills into the equation such as mitred dovetails, tongue and groove joints, and separating a lid after glue-up. You’ll also begin learning how to use routers and router tables in a safe and effective manner.

What’s more, this design is incredibly easy to adapt to different scales to suit different applications.

Get the FREE Plans for the Toolbox here:

Previous Lesson

Running Grooves

Next Lesson

Making the Tongue and Groove Base

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

Need to do this stage by hand? This video teaches you how to use a plough plane to cut a groove in wood.

Need to do this stage by hand? This video teaches you how to use a rebate plane to cut a rebate in wood.

Interested in the setup and use of the UJK Router Table? This video shows you what to expect upon delivery.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

*To be filmed

Want to try another project?

Click the images below to find more free lessons to great builds!

Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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