|Project by bit101||posted 08-12-2014 01:25 PM||1122 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This has been on the list for a while. Finally grabbed a piece of 3/4” pine that was baking in the sun on the front porch for a couple of months and started cutting it up, planing it down, dovetailing it.
Some of the best dovetails I’ve cut to date. I gang cut the tails, and including layout, that took under 1/2 hour. The pins took a bit longer as they had to be done individually, and one was smack in the middle of a big knot (bad planning there) but they went fast and only one small gap in the whole thing. OK, there is the fact that a big chunk of that knot broke out, but it’s inside the box. Character.
After it was all together, I decided to try some stain on it. Just some Minwax cherry stain. Amazing what it did to cheap home center pine. Then 3 coats of shellac and some wax. Another decent shop box project. I need to find some way to secure the two extra cutters and the fence so they don’t just slide around in the bottom of the box.