Small Box Table Saw Project

Small Box Table Saw Project

The table saw is one of the most versatile woodworking tools. To demonstrate, we made all of the parts for this small box project using only a table saw. For this project we needed to make rip cuts, cross cuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts, and dado cuts. We also demonstrate how to use a crosscut sled and a sliding table saw jig. The ability to make so many different cuts makes the table saw the heart of many woodworking shops.

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16 Comments

  1. Richard Byrnes on January 23, 2023 at 3:56 am

    I wasn’t aware that table saws were capable of doing a roundover on the lid.

  2. Divef Mefer on January 23, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Has numerous details in this woodwork book *TopFineWoodworking. Com* . The book also displays several designs and descriptions on the materials used for various woodworking processes and also the guidelines on completing various procedures appropriately. In other words, I`m happy using this book, especially in the process of learning about wood working.?

  3. Walter Terrell on January 23, 2023 at 4:10 am

    Awesome box. Love how it looks. I have a question. When you mortised in the hinges, did you do that for both the box edge and in the lid? I have been running into a lot of gap issues when using the hinges and i cannot figure out how to get rid of the gap in the back.

  4. Ewing Waymire on January 23, 2023 at 4:11 am

    I watched the video, downloaded the drawings and have an engineering background, but …
    There seems to be some errors on the materials list (such as part 6 – center dividers cannot be 1/2" wide) Also, the Exploded View and the jig could sure use some details. But maybe it is just me <g>.

  5. James Lund on January 23, 2023 at 4:12 am

    I’m sorry but I first need a how to on making the jigs.

  6. Jim Kurt on January 23, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Very

  7. Daniel Spada on January 23, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Amazing!!!. Great job. It is amazing everything that can be done with few tools, wood and some glue. A question ¿traditional glue or polyurethane-based glue for this type of projects?

  8. Pat Costello on January 23, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Hi , great project, very new to table saw , one comment says you can download the plans ?

  9. MikeBramm on January 23, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Thanks Rob. I like these little projects that help use up lumber from my scrap pile.

  10. Alan Reynolds on January 23, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Nice, concise and a useful gift for a lucky recipient.

  11. Ravi Subramani on January 23, 2023 at 4:46 am

    Very beautiful box very simple method thanks for this video

  12. Tim List on January 23, 2023 at 4:47 am

    At 3:00, When I tried using a piece of scrap, the cuts were not even. Any suggestions? I built the jig just like shown in the diagram, adjusted to fit my table saw fence.

  13. Carl Zorro on January 23, 2023 at 4:48 am

    my Ryobi miter sucks 🙁

  14. Nathan Larson on January 23, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Still very novice but in the video he said he used 1/4in, 3/8in and 3/4in stock. But in the materials list it mentions other thickness of wood (1/2in and 5/8in too) I’m trying to go buy wood. Do I need all these or just the three mentioned in the video?

  15. Joe Prebish on January 23, 2023 at 4:52 am

    A little more detail would have been nice.

  16. Donald Schlicht on January 23, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I think that you need to use a flat top/ground type of saw blade. An ATB will not give you the perfect square corners

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