my dovetail boxes

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Project by antiquegarageguy posted 12-03-2015 07:01 AM 1727 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a few of my boxes. i really enjoy making these boxes. my grandmother was a woodworker so its in my blood. she got on to me for using the black walnut she gave me on my boxes. she changed her tone once she saw them tho..i love that woman sooo much.

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 07:15 AM

Welcome to LJs, Really like the one in pic. #5

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-03-2015 07:30 AM

So crazy nice! I love dove tails and boxes and walnut!

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 11:48 AM

Fantastic and interesting variations on dovetails, great craftsmanship and attention to details.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 12-03-2015 11:59 AM

Awesome boxes, thanks for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 02:12 PM

great looking boxes

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#6 posted 12-03-2015 04:13 PM

My first impression looking at the thumbnail on the projects page was that your joints looked sorta “gappy”. Had to open your project to see what you were so proud of. Now I know and you have a right to be proud and so does your grandmother. Welcome to LJ’s Alan
P.S. I like the 2nd box.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#7 posted 12-03-2015 05:33 PM

Greg, I had the same first impression based on the first image. But you’re right, the others get better and better.

Welcome to the forum Alan! Enjoyed looking through your projects.

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#8 posted 12-03-2015 06:48 PM

Very nice dovetail boxes. I too had that “gappy” impression before I opened the photos but after clicking to open them it was a different story. Beautiful work!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 08:08 PM

the one box does have gaps. its harder than i thought to intentionally cut the tails a little long so i could space them out. i wedged a couple of nails between them for glue up so they would have even spaces. i wanted to put some walnut putty in them to see if it would accent the inlays a lil. just experimenting. i dont sit & plan much of any of the things i make. it just pops in my head as i go most of the time. thanks for the comments. as i get more familiar with the site i hope to get to see everyones work also. thanks alot.

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 08:57 PM

These all look really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 12-03-2015 10:30 PM

sweet boxes. do you cut those by hand?

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 01:53 AM

i made a sled that i can use on my bandsaw or scrollsaw. but i do clean them up with my chisels. ive been checking in to a good handsaw though. i dont have any place local to purchase quality tools that i am aware of.

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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#13 posted 12-12-2015 04:57 AM

I really like the one in pic 2.
Might borrow the idea, especially the color combination, for using up small offcuts.

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