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Project by garysharp posted 11-22-2008 03:27 AM 5869 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made to try and improve my dovetailing skills. The entire surface is hand planed and hand scrapped. The finish is shellac.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#1 posted 11-22-2008 05:54 AM

Very nicely done. I have a walnut briefcase with a leather interior that was given to me as a gift in 1988. It was valued at $600 at the time and the workmanship does not match yours.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 11-22-2008 08:08 AM

That thing is a beauty!!!
Too nice to use.
Those dovetails put mine to shame…..

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 11-22-2008 11:59 AM

From this it doesn’t look like you need a whole lot of improvement in your dovetailing skills. That is a fine case.

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#4 posted 11-22-2008 12:53 PM

An excellent piece and the downtail is beautiful.

-- Steinar, Norway - - Nothing is impossible! Just the impossible takes longer time! Hegner SE

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#5 posted 11-22-2008 01:07 PM

Very nice job. The dovetails look professional.
I love to work with walnut. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#6 posted 11-23-2008 12:14 AM

Very nice project. Your workmenship is outstanding. I would like to make one for my son but he doesn’t carry one. He’s an IT guy and uses a back pack. He a thirty something.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 09:34 AM

Excellent craftsmanship

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 05:56 PM

Thanks for the comment Jay,
Welcome to the group, I know that you will enjoy it , I have.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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