Keepsake Box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 11-19-2015 10:09 PM 679 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a newRTJ400 Leigh jig that I wanted to use and try my hand at dovetails on a box. This is the result. The woods used are canary wood and walnut. The finish is semi-gloss lacquer. The jig was simple to use and did a marvelous job of completing the dovetails on the very first try. The top is inlayed with holly stringing and a commercially purchased star. The feet on the box are walnut; cut to the shape of a dovetail (to accent the sides) and to give the box some depth so it does not sit flat. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-19-2015 11:36 PM

Very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 01:47 AM

I like it. Where did you purchase the star?

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 02:13 AM

A very handsome piece and beautiful wood grain’s! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 12:08 AM

Nice looking top. Your dovetails also turned out well.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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