The challenge on this project was to create a set of 5 identical items. I decided to make 5 boxes of a fairly innocuous size, 4″x6″. As an ITP student, I have plenty of pieces of things (mostly from physical computing) and some extra storage couldn’t hurt. I mocked it up in Rhino3D just to make sure everything lined up and got a rough idea of the amount of material I would need.
Our professor showed us how to use a dowel jig which essentially allows one to drill holes straight into the sides of plywood pretty easily, and I thought it would have a nice final look to make them all out of wood with no fasteners, and just enough glue.
Inspired to use this new tool and excited to begin a project that let me really get my hands dirty in the woodshop, I began the task of making 5 boxes.