The Toolbox (Header) - Ep.1

Sizing and Edge Jointing

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I’ll show you how to edge joint the solid wood panels that make up the sides of the box. This is a third technique that differs from the two I have taught in the past, and is definitely my go-to!

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:

Supporting Material

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

Want to learn the fundamentals of edge jointing? This video explains all.

This video explains alternative techniques when edge jointing. As well as debunk ‘tricks of the trade’

It’s not as simple as applying glue and clamping. There’s a lot more that goes into this incredible important process!

Don’t have access to machinery? This tutorial explains how to flatten and thickness a panel entirely by hand.

Sizing panels, whether by hand or machine, requires an understanding of some basic principles. This video explains them.

A planer/jointer can be incredibly unsafe if the user is untrained. This video will explain how to use this machine safely.

Ever wondered which machine to purchase first? This blog post weighs up the pros and cons of each.

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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