Stationery Cases

Often called 'pigeon holing', these are designed to hold the usual stationery sizes, and 247:9 shows typical examples. They are best made up as separate units, through dovetailed together (247:11) or rebated/rabbeted, glued and pinned (A), with a slight clearance for easy entry, screwed to the carcass sides and the gaps sealed with a cover moulding (B). In fine work the main elements are either 3/16 in (5 mm) or 1/4 in (6 mm) thick, with the divisions no more than 1/8 in (3 mm) vee grooved (247:10), glued, and veneer pinned together. The vee groove can be cut with a sharp knife against a bevelled block, and the divisions polished before assembly.

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