Several weeks ago I bought a new butcher block kitchen cart which has two open heavy wire shelves. I moved some of my pots and pans into the shelves in addition to my electric shredder and attachments. The wire shelving wasn’t all that conducive to storing the attachments, so I decided to meet my own self-challenge and make a box for them. (You can see it in the center of the bottom shelf)
My personal aesthetic preference is for butt joints, but I’ve read that finger joints are stronger…plus, I’ve been intrigued about how to make finger joints…so therein my challenge. This is my first ever finger jointed box! It’s 16” x 9” made out of PG thick maple.
I know that to many of you this is pretty much old hat, but I was really stoked that it turned out. I had to use 3 sheets of PG and I was apprehensive about it all fitting as I hoped, since there were slight variations in thickness between all three sheets. Apparently it wasn’t enough to make a difference, even though I was mentally prepared to sacrifice the materials if I screwed everything up. I made a test sample first with cardboard, and several small kerf test pieces.
It’s tighter than a drum…which delighted me. I used the butcher block cart top for a great workbench to use my rubber mallet to get all the pieces in place. Not a drop of glue. Another challenge under my Glowforge belt.