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Blog series by mpmitche updated 10-24-2011 04:04 AM 3 parts 2258 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Glued up!

10-15-2011 05:18 AM by mpmitche | 4 comments »

My wife needs a crochet box so I’ve been practicing my dovetails. After about twenty practice joints in pine I thought I was ready to get started. Doing the joint in hardwood (Cherry) is so much different. My joints were pretty bad to start with, the two on the back of the box have some serious problems. By the front it was much better partially due to the arival of my new LN dovetails saw. Here there are all glued up. The good The Bad and the downright ugly you’...

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Part 2: Raised Panel

10-22-2011 05:15 AM by mpmitche | 1 comment »

Tonight I spent some time working on the raised panel lid for the box I have been working on. All the work was done with a block rabbate plane. I started out cutting a wide rabbate on the ends of the panel about 1/8 inch deep and then the sides. This was followed by cutting a slope that hit my scribe line on the outside of the pannel and the bottom of the existing rabbate at the same time. Again I started with the cross grain cuts and then finished with the with grain sides. I tried scra...

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Part 3: Finished

10-24-2011 04:04 AM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

I finished up the crochet box for my wife today and she seem’s to like it. The finish was several coats of oil/varnish and then wax on top. The inside I left untreated to preserve the wood smell when the box is open instead of the smell of linseed oil. I posted the project here

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