|Project by mds2||posted 07-17-2014 01:54 PM||2225 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
I received a Veritas dovetail saw for a Christmas gift this last year, so recently I have been spending quite a bit of time teaching myself how to dovetail. Last week I was making a little box and had it half way assembled when my wife came into the shop. She asked me if I was making some sort of puzzle and thought it looked really cool. So I sat the half assembled box down and gave it a second look. With the pins pushed half way into the tails it gives a great visual of how the joinery works and is an interesting design detail. The lid is arched and has two large dovetails cut in it, leaving a thin strip to grasp.
The box is made of hard maple with a walnut accent.