|Project by Brendon||posted 07-21-2015 06:16 AM||3654 views||9 times favorited||32 comments|
I have just recently finished building a dedicated dovetailing bench as I love to cut my dovetails by hand.
The bench includes a sturdy Moxon vice and a set of 5 tool drawers. It is made from Goncalo Alves and Marblewood. The Moxon hardware was sourced from Independent Woodworking in the UK (www.independentwoodworking.co.uk). You can see more pictures of this project on their site or on my blog.
The bench is intended to be an heirloom piece and includes a secret compartment that contains a small mahogany box made by my maternal grandfather in the 1920s. He was a master carpenter in Sussex, England and a number of pieces of furniture made by him are still in the possession of various members of my family.
The only machine tool used in this project was the tablesaw. Beadings were cut using an antique beading plane (circa 1860) and the dovetails in the drawers were cut by hand. Many hours of hand planing went into the preparation and smoothing of the hardwood.
-- Brendon, Ireland