|Project by Luke Addington||posted 03-20-2015 07:56 PM||3665 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
The client wanted a pretty spartan knock box, so I made sure the joinery really shone through. This is some air dried walnut again from my Amish friends in Ohio. It’s a little plain but this is the nicest piece of wood I have ever worked with. It sawed, planed, and took a chisel beautifully. These are the best dovetails I have ever cut.
Here’s a photo from the client with the metal insert in place.
Made sure the grain wrapped all the way around. The client also requested the scribe line remain.
I like to saw two sides at once. It saves time and makes sure your dovetails match.
Using a shopmade dovetail alignment board to perfectly transfer the tails to the pins. If you don’t have one of these I highly recommend it, it makes a big difference in efficiency and quality of transfer. Here is David Barron’s youtube video on making one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I45mEWAJv4
Here is a video of the box being joined together: http://instagram.com/p/tbqzpsl3Fd/
Couple photos of my alignment boards.
Thanks for taking a look!
-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com