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Building a keepsake box with dovetail key joinery

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Blog entry by BenhamDesign posted 11-16-2016 04:44 AM 1600 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This post is an overview of the build, if you would like more information please watch the Youtube Video or ready my person blog on building a box with dovetail key.

I start out cutting the wood to length

Cutting the miters


Notching out for the handle
Using tape to act as clamps while the glue dries

Routing out for the dovetail key

flush trimming the dovetail keys

Shaping the handle

Completed box. If you would like to see more of my woodworking projects, please check out my custom furniture website

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 11-16-2016 12:23 PM

Very nice box and the video is great showing the build. I must have missed information about the top picture. Is it a veneer?

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BenhamDesign

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#2 posted 11-16-2016 05:51 PM



Very nice box and the video is great showing the build. I must have missed information about the top picture. Is it a veneer?

- Redoak49


Thanks, The top is a pencil drawing done by the client who wanted me to build the box around it.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 11-16-2016 10:13 PM

Great looking box, and very informative video—thanks for posting!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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