Lumber: 1 piece white pine or basswood 13/16x8 1/4xll 1/2 inches. 1 piece white pine or basswood 13/16x5 1/2x11 1/2 inches. 1 piece white pine or basswood 1/2x4 inches by 4 feet 2 inches. (Redwood, poplar or cypress may be substituted for white pine or basswood.)
Hardware: 5 flat head bright wood screws 1 1/2 inches, No. 8. 3 dozen 4d finishing nails.
Sharp lead pencil, rule, try square, jack plane, handy saw, brace and 5-32 inch twist drill, countersink, 1 inch bit, screw driver, hammer, 3/4 inch chisel.
Fig. 17. Holding the Plane at an Angle to Cut a Chamfer.
3/4x8 xll inches.
3/4x5 1/4xll inches.
Partition and handle.
1/2x4 xl2 inches.
1/2x4 x 8 inches.
1/2x3 1/4x 3 5/8 inches.
1 - Reduce all pieces to finished dimensions.
2 - To lay out opening for hand draw a line lengthwise of stock 1 1/2 inches from upper edge, also draw a center line crosswise of stock. Measurements should be made on line running lengthwise of stock from center line. Locate points on line 1 1/2 inches from center line and bore 1 inch holes. Remove as much as possible of the remaining stock with 1 inch bit and trim opening with 3/4 inch chisel.
3 - In making partition and handle first reduce piece to 3/4x 5 1/4x 11 inches. To lay out the slant draw two lines across upper edge 3 1/2 inches from ends and a line across each end 2 inches from upper edge. Connect fines just drawn with lines on both sides.
4 - Lay out 1/8 inch chamfer on upper edge and both ends of opening with pencil and remove stock with chisel.
5 - Remove stock for slant with saw and trim to line with plane.
6 - Lay out 1/8 inch chamfer on corners of upper edge and remove stock with plane.
7 - Assemble box by placing nails and screws as shown in drawing.