Yes it has been a while – and much of it… too much.
Since I’m in the zone these past couple of weeks, and a bit more in the woodshop mind set, and add to that the fact that I’ve been working with mahogany and had some leftover boards I was able to finally (yay – after some years) mill the last missing parts for this box.
I was able to cut the parts for the doors and cut the joinery for the reminder of the parts (internal parts and bottom on the external pieces)
I cut the joinery by hand unlike previous attempts to start with power tools (bandsaw) and compliment it with hand saw and chisels. I was surprised to find that it took me less time to cut the the dovetails on the door parts than it would have taken me to setup the bandsaw to do the tails. I think that from now on for case work, and for one-ofs I’d just go with handcut dovetails and will only setup machinery (probably router table) if I have a large number of drawers, its just seems easier that way.
I also cut the back of the case (previously glue up of 1/8” veneered mahogany that I sliced as a mean to test the woodslicer blade when I got it (woah… that was a long time ago), and the front of the doors and bottom drawer which is a 1/8” veneer cut off that was left over from resawing the box parts.
All glued up already, and need to clean it up next:
All in all, good progress in just 1 day, I may even finish this one this year! (cross my fingers)
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