|Project by dannorocks||posted 07-21-2015 10:04 AM||778 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made my wife a jewelry box for her birthday this year. I wanted to test my hand tool skills and jointed the entire box and drawers with dovetails. It came out alright; however the stock was already cut thin 3/8” thick and was cupping so the case took lots of planing to look halfway decent after glue up. I couldn’t quite blind dovetail the drawer fronts since they were so thin so I did through tails and it came out alright. Finishing is everything and I’m still learning a lot on that too! I did glue the feet I made for it on and the drawer pulls are glued too. She likes dark wood and I had scraps of maple and mahogany so I stained them and it came out alright; but I think it would have looked much better with just varnish and no stain, oh well. The customer is always right!