please watch the video for how i laid out the box joints for this box. its the easiest way i know how to show how i do it.
1- 12″ × 24″ × 1/2" plywood or MDF
parting the pices
after the X carve has finished give everything a quick sanding.i used a hobby knife to cut the pieces out of the wast and to trim off the tabs from the pieces.
clean up the joints
The joints on the box will be very tight. Use sandpaper or a file to clean any ruff spots and to smooth the inside of the joints so they will fit properly.
glue up and assemble the box. Use a hammer and a scrap piece of wood to hammer the pieces together. Use clamps if necessary to hold together till the glue drys.
Give everything a good final sanding. Because i was giving this to a set of 9 mount old twines i used my sander to round over all the edges.
finish the box as desired. i used nontoxic acrylic paint to paint it.