Not Just Any Box #4: ..finishing touches.

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Here are one or two pictures of the dovetail joints that hold the two inner trays together. It’s years since I did hand-cut dovetails (1962 to be precise – last year of high school!). But a challenge is a challenge. They were too tiny to worry about measuring angles, especially with my vari-focal specs, so I did them by eye. I ‘nailed’ the partition with tiny pegs cut from the bog oak, hammered into pre-drilled holes. It seemed to work pretty well.





Just a close up of part of the lid after oiling:


And finally , a view of the finished article when, at last today there was a bit of brightness in the sky.

The finished box is here

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog – Stewart.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 2377 days ago

Very special…I love your design sense Stewart.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 2377 days ago

Goodness gracious, Stewart, that is awesome!!! This is one unique and beautiful creation. Congratulations on a fine job!

The next time your doorbell rings, it will be TomFran showing up in Yorkshire, on the coast of the North Sea, to begin the apprenticeship ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 2377 days ago

Nice work there Stewart. Great piece of burl. Original design. Well done

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 2377 days ago

Great job there Yorkie! The shell adds a lot.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 2376 days ago

What a wonderful box. Thanks for taking us through the step-by-step of construction. You are a craftsman.

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#6 posted 2375 days ago

Beautiful Yorkie!

You did a great job of enhancing natures creation.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 2375 days ago

Amazing. Okay I guess you don’t have to use the scraps left over from the 2X4 chair. Great piece of art. Well crafted.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 2375 days ago

Man you do nice work. I’m becoming quite the fan of you and your work.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 2375 days ago

you are a very talented man ! great job , good luck in the contest .

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#10 posted 2373 days ago

sweet i especialy like all the different textures / patterns nice combination

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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