Oval Box Patterns

for is a snug fit. At each end of the divider, I sanded a relief, as shown in Fig. 5b. This lets the lids open and close freely without binding. When you're satisfied with the fit, you can ease the top edges with some sandpaper and glue the divider in place.

cut out the box. Now that the lids and divider are complete, the body of the box can be cut from the oversize blank. To do this, trace the outline of the lids on the body. Then remove the lids and rough cut the body on the band saw.

sanding the body flush. Once the body has been cut out, it still needs some fine-tuning. Here again, I attached the lids with double-sicled tape and sanded the body flush with the lids using a drum sander, as shown in Fig. 6. Now it might seem that this is the perfect job for a flush trim bit in the router table, but it's not. The reason is that with so much end grain on the box, routing could cause a lot of tearout and burning.

There's just a couple of things left to do on the box. The first is to soften the sharp top edges of each lid with some sandpaper. Second, I routed a slight (V4") roundover on the bottom of the box, as in Fig. 6a.

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adding feet. The last thing to add to the box are a few brass feet. The feet are glued into holes drilled in the bottom, as in Figs. 7 and 7a. Although the box looks great just as it is, there are a few other details that you could add. I stained the lids a contrasting color. Then, I applied flocking to the inside of the compartments to match the lid stain. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, turn to page 18.

Soften edges with sandpaper t

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Rout V4" roundover in bottom edge

Brass bun

Scroll Saw Puzzle Box Plans

NOTE:

Drill holes and glue feet in place

Brass bun

NOTE:

Drill holes and glue feet in place

Bote Intarsia
Flip the box over to uncover a second compartment hidden in the base. A pair of magnets attached to the bottom keep it a secret.

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