Every project built in your shop does not have to be the size of a widebelt sander with a two-page cutlist. It doesn’t need to be as challenging as a CrossFit event. What’s important, at least to me, is that each project I build teaches me something new or pushes me to work with a new product. In fact, I’ve always enjoyed building small projects that fulfill the above requirements. It’s great to get into the shop and bust out a small fun project. That’s what our flag box is all about.
Flag box? Of course, we’re paying tribute to Independence Day in this country. Plus, for many woodworkers, this is a project that can be knocked out during a long weekend. As we work through the box, I’ll share a simple table saw technique that is the perfect substitute for when you don’t need dovetail joinery. In addition, we’ll take a look at a product developed by a fellow woodworker. And everything about the finish is wiped on.