Dovetailed Coopered Keepsake Box

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Project by ChuckM posted 11-09-2015 03:27 PM 1148 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Coopered lid
Decorative hand-cut dovetails

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 03:37 PM

Chuck, this box turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 04:22 PM

Quite an idea of dove tails. Nicely executed
His did you decide and get the angle on the lid curve battens?

-- shuja

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 06:03 PM

Thanks for the encouraging remarks.

Hi Shuja,

I picked a 5-degree slope for the coopering and used a plane to cut the edges.

Then, I traced the finished coopered lid on the sides and cut the sides to match the curved lid.


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#4 posted 11-09-2015 08:27 PM

Wow – what a wonderful box.

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 01:11 PM

Very nice dovetails. I love the way you varied the thickness.

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 04:07 AM

Good details all the way around! The dovetails are gorgeous and the coopered top is a great touch.



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