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Handcut dovetail tray#3: American elm, mulberry, and applewood

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Project by Julian posted 1949 days ago 1783 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since recently getting accustomed to handcut dovetail, I have been building quite a few of these trays as gifts for friends and family. For this one I decided to play around with the size of the tails. The sides are elm, and mulberry, and the bottom panel is applewood. This piece was finished with BLO and my home made beeswax polish.

All of the wood used in the box was milled and kiln dried by yours truly. There is something so satisfying to me to work with wood from the beginning of cutting it down to milling/drying it, to finishing a project with it.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1949 days ago

A very nive box and the dove tails look good also I enjoy your selection of woods

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1949 days ago

...sorry can’t seem to spell today. A very NICE TRAY! Well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 1949 days ago

Great job…nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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David

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#4 posted 1949 days ago

Julian -

Very nice work! I like the grain selection.

David

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1949 days ago

Nice tray.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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steiner

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#6 posted 1948 days ago

Very nice!

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1948 days ago

Hey Juilan
Nice work , great job on the dovetails and trays.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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badger

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#8 posted 1948 days ago

Inspirational.

I’ve been thinking of making a tool caddy/ tool box similar to this. Mostly to teach my self how to do the dovetails.

I might try to find some shop time this weekend now.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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Sirgreggins

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#9 posted 744 days ago

that applewood is gorgeous

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