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I like to make boxes, and have developed a process that is easy to do. Regular tools can be used, and I employ woodworking tools as well. A ...
I use any cardboard I have or can find. It needs to be cut down, so you need box cutters, a craft knife, utility knife, straight edge, ruler, ...
Here, the cardboard is cut to the needed size. It's important to be accurate and the best way I have found to do this is on the bandsaw.
All pieces are glued,starting with the bottom and side piece(s). Then the ends are added. See image notes for details.
In this step, you can be very creative. Use paint, paper, cloth, collages of magazine, construction papers, etc.
Use the narrow black strips to finish the top edges of the exposed cardboard. I cut these strips to 3/4 inch, then score two lines which are exectly ...
This last picture is the finished box. I left the inside undone, but can be covered with the same paper, or in any other way you choose. (Paint, ...
These boxes have been done at other times, as this process can be quite time intensive. But aren't all crafts?
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