The nextthingsto make are the divider units — one for each side cf the case. The key to making the dividers removable is to cut the pieces to thickness so they fit a W'-wide dado. The dividers should fit snug, but not overly tight To get the correct fit, I cut a W dado in a test piece. Then I resawed and planed 23/V'-wide stock until it fit the test dado.
side pieces. To make the two divider units, cut four sides (G) to fit the height of the case openings (Fig. 5). Then cut a W'-deep rabbet on the ends pf these pieces (Fig. 5a).
LONG horizontal DIVIDERS. Now you have to decide where you want the dividers. I used the layouts in Figk.
My layout starts out by positioning two VV'-deep dadoes on the divider sides (G) to create three equally-spaced horizontal sections (Fig. 5).
Mb: these pieces are dadoed, place them in the case. Then cut the long horizontal dividers (H) to fit between them.
Note: F you want to display large items, don't divide the case any farther (see the Designer's Notebook above).
LAYOUT GAUGE. To help divide the case into smaller sections, I made a layout gauge frnn scrap wood (Fig. 6).
The size cf the gauge is determined by dividing the main horizontalsections into six equal-sized compartments <?W high by 3!/2" long; refer to Fig.4).
MORE DIVIDERS. To locate the dadoes for the vertical dividers (I), place the gauge tight against one cf the divider aides (Fig. 6). Mark the locations and cut VW-deep dadoes at the marks. Then cut the vertical dividers to fit.
Next, short horizontal dividers (J) can be installed. Again I used the gauge to determine their locations (Fig. 7).
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