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The drawer fronts and door panels are from cherry and the case is mahogany. The back is poplar. I ran out of poplar so used some cherry for the drawer sides and back. 1/4” ply on the drawer bottom. First time I tried dovetails. My jig is Craftsman pro dovetail jig. They turned out ok, but not outstanding. I definately need additional practice on them. Case assembly is all mortise and tenon. The plans came from a Popular Woodworking book titles Buidling Traditional Country Furniture. Theirs was made from tiger maple.

Overall it turned out ok. Lots of things I learned and maybe should have done differently, but my wife is happy with it.

Thanks for looking!
Dave





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 1896 days ago

It turned out great . I like it.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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Topapilot

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#2 posted 1896 days ago

Nice! That’s a lot of work getting all those legs to line up, good job.

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1896 days ago

Looks good. Making do with what’s available, right on. Lots of good experience gained on that one.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 1896 days ago

Very nice, I think something like this could very well be my next project..

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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LocalMac

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#5 posted 1896 days ago

How do you like your Craftsman jig? I’m in the market for one so I can start doing dovetail joints. Your project looks great.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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Dave T

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#6 posted 1895 days ago

The Craftsman jig is ok. Nothing fantastic, but it gets the job done. Mine came with 2 templates, one for full and half blind dovetails and another for box joints. I haven’t tried the box joint template yet. The half blinds turned out pretty good, but I could not get the full dovetails to look qute right. More practice iis needed. It was a little fussy to setup and to learn to use it. I think I paid $120 for it, so overall for the money it’s ok.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1698 days ago

Nice peice!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1698 days ago

Very nice work Dave suoer huntboard with nice details

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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