1st Dovetail Box

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Project by Monty Queen posted 12-03-2009 06:04 AM 2072 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first dovetail box i have made. I bought a dovetail jig from a friend and thougt i would make a box. I wanted to make it unique and a little fancy. It was made out of walnut, african mahagony, cherry and i think mapel. I enjoyed making this and i hope to make many more differnt boxes in the near future.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 06:07 AM


I really like the combination of woods you used.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 06:19 AM

very nice monty..its got your own signature of style about it and you did a great job….boxes are a lot of fun i think..a lot of diffrent ways to go with them..have fun with the next ones

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 06:22 AM

Thanks Grizz for the nice coments, I enjoy making boxes, i will try a lot of different way to make them. Yes i will have fun making them. Thanks a lot.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 06:28 AM

this is a good place you are going to monty ,

it shows you are learning and having fun too ,

a good combination !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 07:23 AM

Great style – Monty – really like the way put the different woods together – as stated – a style of your own.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 07:30 AM

Looks great Monty wonderful box.

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 12:56 PM

Very nice box, cool design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 01:25 PM

I like the combination of wood and construction technique. Hope you don’t mind some constructive critique but I’d suggest using 1/2” stock for the top and bottom to match the sides. Otherwise it seems a out of balance on the design.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 01:50 PM

Very nice looking and rich looking box. Job well done.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 02:35 PM

Very Good Monty. I have not yet tried dovetails. like the woods and the design. very good build.

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

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 02:43 PM

QM; Very nice box with an interesting design. I favor the handle and of course the contrasting wood choices.
Thanks for sharing!

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#12 posted 12-03-2009 04:03 PM

I like it!

Great pull.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 12-03-2009 04:06 PM

Nice box

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#14 posted 12-03-2009 05:07 PM

welcome to the world of box making. Very nice first dovetail box. Be careful, you might get hooked!

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#15 posted 12-30-2009 10:56 PM

i must have missed this one monty – great job!

-- -erik & christy-

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