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Step 2: Simple Plywood Box...

Next move over to the chop saw, we are going to cut the miters on the chop saw. Set the chop saw to 45 degrees. next set up a stop block, you want each one of the cuts are the same length. If the sides of the boxes are a little off, it will not line up, when you are ready to glue and nail the corners. Keep in mind when you are using a stop block you want to hold the martial on the side of the stop. 

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<p>To make a box with a lid, just add the top same as you did the bottom (but use at least 1/4&quot; plywood, not 1/8&quot; which is not strong enough to support the weight if the box is holding over a pound or two when loaded). Once the glue is all dry, you can cut the top off the box using the table saw. Hinges and handles are then easily attached for a very handy box. I made several of them over the years to hold my hand-held power tools. Most of them are made entirely of 1/4&quot; plywood with triangular pieces glued on the inside corners to add strength.</p>
These are nice boxes. There are simpler ways to make them. To begin with any time I need to make something from plywood, I go to Craftwood Lumber in my town. They do all the cutting per specs I give them. And they sell half and quarter sheets. <br>So someone with few tools need not be discouraged. Simple can be yet simpler and be more accessible.
cool box! what time of plywood is that and how did you paint it. i like that color
Baltic Birch plywood, with no finish on it.
You were right, it is simple....but also elegant in it's simplicity. <br> <br>Nice Work

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