It is funny how some things happen. I needed to make some boxes. That is not quite accurate – I needed to make a LOT of smallish, rustic boxes. Size needed: less than 9 inches long, about 2.5 inches tall, and less than 5 inches wide. I was ready, with the Leigh F3 finger joint template in my arsenal; here are two of the prototypes, on dry fit:
For stock thickness of around 1/4″ to 5/16″, the 5/16-inch template area of the F3 was perfect:
The two little boxes fit well on the D4, with plenty of room to spare:
I will show more of this work in a future article. I wanted to share with you as soon as the prototypes were done – the F3 template makes easy play of making these boxes.
The wonderful thing about this work: Sandy told me just tonight she has an order from our daughter for a large, durable box to store her knitting supplies to take to ice skating lessons, and to guitar lessons, while she waits for the girls to finish their lessons. I must get to that one after this large bunch of boxes is done!
— Al Navas