Project: Nixie Clock – Making the Box

I want to make something that is not only functional, but also enjoyable to look at. To achieve this, I am taking my time to build a nice enclosure for the electronics.

I am using 66x6mm pine strip wood as well as some skirting wood to make a 198*198*33mm box within which will be the electronics.

To make the walls of the box with skirting wood requires mitre joints (45 degree cuts), however I have never done this kind of joint before so it was a learning experience.

Gluing the mitre joints

Gluing the mitre joints

The bottom and lid of the box were made with 3 pieces of strip wood glued together with a strengthening piece of wood.

Gluing is frustratingly slow, but the box just needs some varnishing and a bit of routing before it is done.

Gluing the bottom the of the box.

Gluing the bottom the of the box.

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