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Project by AESamuel posted 05-07-2015 07:41 PM 1128 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there,

I’ve been doing a bit of woodworking over the last 6 months or so and have made a few things as gifts for my family. I want to start posting my finished projects on here and the first thing I was going to post was a sapele and oak jewellery box I made for my sister. However, I forgot to take pictures of the thing! So, instead, here is the first of my projects posted!

I’ve made a simple dovetailed tray to sit my chisels in. The wood is reclaimed bed slats and I believe it is beech wood. The tray is made to fit fairly snug but I also made the walls fairly short so that it is easy to reach in with your fingers to select the chisel. I made this as a tray rather than a box because I use my chisels regularly, although I may add a simple pressure-fit lid with a rebate (rabbet) lip for if I ever need to store the chisels for a while. For now it just sits on the bottom shelf I’ve added to my workmate.
The finish is a home made wiping varnish (50/50 mix of varnish and spirits) and then paste wax and buffed with a cloth.

I hope to add more projects up in the future, I’m currently making a small dish from sapele for my girlfriend, and my mother’s birthday is next month and I plan on making a walnut and maple long grain cutting board for then.

Any comments are much appreciated!





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#1 posted 05-08-2015 12:17 AM

Nice looking tray and some good hand cut dovetails!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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