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Poplar (Chap. III., Par. 42) or any soft wood. 2 pcs. l/2"x5 3/4"xl6" S 2 S Bottom.

2 pcs. 1/2"x3 1/4"x16 1/2" S 2 S

Sides. 2 pcs. 1/2"x3 1/4"x11 1/2" S 2 S

Ends. 1 pc. 1/2"x5"xl6" S 2 S

Middle partition. 4 pcs. 1/2"x3"x 5 1/2" S 2 S

Partitions. 2 1/2 doz. l 1/2" Brads.

Introductory Statement

Nails and screws of various sizes are almost constantly in demand for odd jobs about the home and the farm. For this reason every home should be provided with some sort of convenient place to keep a few nails and screws for emergencies. It is not uncommon to find a large box containing a promiscuous lot of all sizes of nails, screws and other small hardware usually quite rusty and dirty. This method of caring for those things render them almost worthless for good workmanship.

The purpose of this lesson is to present a means of keeping nails and screws handy for use and also making it possible to have them classified and kept in separate bins. The tray may be divided into as many compartments as desirable. It is well to have one tray for nails and a separate one for screws.


Nails and Screws, How We Are Housed, Carpenter. American Book Co. Nail Making, Stories of Industries, Chase and Clow. Educational Pub.

Co. Every Man His Own Mechanic, Barnard. Fredrick A. Stokes Co., New

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Nail & Screw Tray

Nail & Screw Tray

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 166

No. 1

Peep Tray

Introductory Statement 167

No. 2 Knife and Fork Box

Nail Or Screw Tray Specifications


As this material is furnished S 2 S, it will not be necessary for you to resurface it.

The Sides

Select the best surface of one of the side pieces for a working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2). Square this stock (Chapter II., Paragraphs 4, 5), and lay out the side the size and shape shown in the drawing. Carefully cut this piece, and plane all the edges perfectly straight and square. In like manner prepare the opposite side. Compare the two sides to make sure they are exactly the same width and length.

The Ends

Square the stock for one of the ends (Chapter II., Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5). Lay out and cut one end the size and shape shown in the drawing. In like manner square the other end. Make sure that the opposite ends are exactly the same length and width.

The Handle Partition

The main central partition is also to serve for the handle, so it must be laid out wide enough to extend sufficiently above the side pieces to form the handle, as shown in the drawing. Square this piece of stock (Chapter II., Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5). Lay out and make it the shape and dimensions shown in the drawing. (If you care to, you may modify the design for the handle).