Ribbon Handle Box
This imaginative design not only makes a wonderful gift, it's also a great way to build your woodworking skills.
Building boxes is a fundamental woodworking skill. After all, the techniques used to build a box are also key to many furniture projects. And when you consider the added scrutiny a small project receives, your woodworking skills, and attention to detail, will be put to the test. In this design, the basic box is built using splined miters. The "ribbon" box features an interesting inlay and handle, and a clever technique is used for creating a lipped, fitted lid.
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What You Get:
- Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 60 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Bonus techniques on splined miters and planing thin stock
- Cutting Diagram. Materials list. Project Sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.