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Project by Isra posted 11-18-2015 02:31 PM 1951 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last piece I have made. It is a small box made of walnut and maple. The joinery are secret mitre dovetails. The hardest thing was the dry fit because of the size (difficult to pull out the sides). I was funny to make it. I have som pictures of the process. Like always I used only handtools to make it. It has a small magnet to close it. French polish for the finshing. I hope you like it.
Isra.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-18-2015 04:21 PM

Those thick walls looks nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Andre

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 04:30 PM

Beautiful work, I envy your patients! Maple and Walnut are some of my favorite woods.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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XquietflyX

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 04:47 PM

gorgeous work!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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Isra

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 06:19 PM

Thanks a lot for your comments. Walnut and maple conbination is one of my favorites too.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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#5 posted 11-18-2015 06:26 PM

Nicely done with a beautiful result.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 11-18-2015 06:40 PM

This is very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Isra

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#7 posted 11-18-2015 07:46 PM

Thanks a lot!!

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 11-18-2015 09:13 PM

Great work! It’s a shame the thing isn’t see-thru so you can show off the best things about it. :-)

Thanks for sharing this.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Isra

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#9 posted 11-18-2015 09:18 PM

Thanks a lot Robert, we also call the secret mitre dovetail, the “humility of the woodworker”, lots of work and you see nothing but a mitre.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 12:50 AM

Awesome use of the mitre dovetails! I’ve been practicing mine in hopes that I get them nice enough to begin using in my projects for that clean corner look. Very nice build!

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ruddy

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 01:28 AM

Superb.
Congratulations on some very skilful work.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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Isra

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#12 posted 11-19-2015 07:18 AM

Thanks a lot for the comments, I really appreciate them. It is a joint that requieres patient and sharp tools.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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#13 posted 11-19-2015 02:11 PM

That is really really awesome looking, I love the finnish.

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#14 posted 11-19-2015 02:12 PM

That’s beautiful work! I like that it’s understated in design.

Helder

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Jim Rowe

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#15 posted 11-19-2015 04:55 PM

Beautiful piece of work.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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