Box Test


Old 09-14-09, 05:57 PM
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Box Test

Hi Everyone.

I may have to complete a 'box test' at my job, in which I'd need to construct a box (likely a museum-style display box with nice, clean corners) from a set of plans. While I have some carpentry experience, I'm no expert and don't know exactly what to expect.

Has anyone ever had to complete a box test? How can I prepare myself to impress the boss?

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Old 09-14-09, 06:34 PM
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Hi Hammond, never heard of a box test in regards to actually building a box. I have worked with a "black box" in problem solving, but that has nothing to do with an actual box.

If your test is to construct a fancy "box" much will depend upon the materials available and the tools. Router, sanders, table saw, radial arm, drills, nailers, and more could be options. Basically if you are comfortable using those tools and have a set of plans, there is little to practice. Issues like how to cross cut a nice piece of birch veneer plywood, or putting a 1/4 round on the end grain of a finished piece of trim, well those you would have needed to practice.

What type of work are you testing for, cabinet builder?
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