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How I made my K2 Telephone Box
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson


Step 2.1. continued

planing a telephonebox frame member sanding a telephonebox frame member

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When the groves were cut we planed the adjacent area down to the same depth as the groves with an electric hand planer. It was then just a matter of sanding (and sanding, and sanding) to round the top of the grooves and get the look we wanted.

Alternative tools and cutting methods: We shaped the frame pieces using a circular power saw, an electric hand planer, and sand paper.
Alternative suggestions. A bench saw would have made it easier to cut the grooves which could have been made wider by double cutting. Also a bench saw could have cut the portion that for us needed three or four runs of the electric hand planer to achieve the same result.
A router could have been used to round the tops of the grooves, saving on a lot sanding.

the frames for the k2 telephone box Step 2.2. Cutting the frame members to length

When all the framing members were shaped (corrugated bits and all) they were cut to length as follows:
● 6 @ 79" (1975mm) with a 45° angle at one end.
● 3 @ 34¼" (856mm) with a 45° angle at both ends.
Note: There were still some pieces of shaped wood left over. They were used at a later stage.

Also the 11/16" (18mm) plywood for the floor and back wall.
● 1 piece @ 36¼" (906mm) square
● 1 piece @ 34¼" x 79" (856mm x 1975mm)