Corner Post Double Dovetail Box

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Project by Kevin Depies posted 1721 days ago 5461 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is pretty much a complete forgery of this box by Odie. Mine has some modifications (i.e. not as intricate), but the basic design is all credited to Odie, who I believe has been selling these for many years.

This was only the second box I made using any type of double dovetail, and it was definitely a challenge which took me forever to complete. The piece is actually made as one, then after gluing it up you cut the lid off. The challenge with this is that you have to make one of the tails 1/8” larger to account for the saw blade when you cut it apart. This throws you off of the incra template for the double dovetail, but its worth it to give the joint continuity from the base to the lid.

Materials are quarter sawn white oak, mahogany, black walnut, and the bottom is some exotic veneer which I don’t remember the name of.

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#1 posted 1721 days ago

Looks great Kevin.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1721 days ago

Beautiful Job, Kevin!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 1721 days ago

Great job Kevin, I like it

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 1721 days ago

Most excellent, I love your work it is real clean and the dove tails are awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 1721 days ago

Great box. Double dovetails are quite a challange.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 1721 days ago

Wow! that is marvellous..great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1720 days ago

Works for me… I would like to be able to do this one day.,.. when I can get the INCA… soon I hope and then I will pick your brain.,. and Odie’s as well…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 1720 days ago

fantastic job!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 1720 days ago

came out nice kevin

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 1720 days ago

Good dovetails!

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#12 posted 1720 days ago

Impressive. Great forethought about the size of one dovetail.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 1720 days ago

Kevin, very imprsessive. I appreciate your attention to planning and detail!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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RS Woodworks

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#14 posted 1720 days ago

Looks great. I like it.

Your bottom veneer looks like Bubinga to me.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#15 posted 1720 days ago

Beeeee-yute-afull box! You have mastered the double DT. I can only assume each one will go faster now.

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