|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 06-16-2007 03:45 AM||3184 views||15 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this one a few months ago after I bought my 24” Leigh jig. I wanted to make something to practice making both through and sliding dovetails. This box is 24” long, 10” deep and 12” tall. (It started out 1 1/2” longer but I didn’t like the way the dovetails came out so I cut it down and started over). Please don’t tell anyone! :-)
It’s a combo of oak and walnut. I like using two coats of Minwax poly topped with a coat of wax applied with 400 steel wool. The orginal plan was to use this as a tool box in my shop for fine tools but I like it so much I’m keeping it in my closet for a catch all for watch, wallet, keys, important papers, etc.
The plan was to practice the joints, then use that experience to make Hope Chests for my 2 daughters. I’ll post these next.
Hope you like it.
-- Bob A in NJ