Double Dovetail box

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Project by Adam posted 01-09-2010 07:23 PM 30748 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my attempt at Woodhackers hand cut double dovetails that I completed about a year ago. I do not have a band saw as of yet so I rigged up a few jigs to hold the work at specific angles on the table saw and hogged out most of the waste tat way and fitted the joints with chisels. I followed the blog fairly closely. This was given to my in-laws last Christmas as a box to hold to hold various games and so it comes out quite often which is nice. The main wood is Jatoba with the secondary wood in the joints and on the top being maple.

Hope you like.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 01-09-2010 07:32 PM


Very very very very nice job
I love it

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 07:55 PM

Outstanding box you did a superb job !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 07:59 PM

Everything about this box is nice and looks really well done. The dovetails look terrific too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 08:03 PM

Stunning! beautiful box the dovetails look great.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 11:11 PM

Beautiful box! I would never have guessed that you hadn’t used the special Incra positioning jig to do those double dovetails. I don’t have clue one how they would be done but they sure look nice! Great job all around – the box, the dovetails, the lid, ....... everything!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 12:18 AM

The dovetail still really intimidates me and seeing your project is helping get me into trying it out! I think I will try something MUCH simpler for my first crack, BRAVO and hats off cause that box looks great!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 01:02 AM

Adam, I think the box looks great, you did a fine job with all of it. I have yet to try and make any dovetail joints but I am itching to try when I see the results such as yours. Keep up the good work!

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 02:49 AM

Very well done. Fantastic craftsmanship.

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 03:53 AM

Beautifully Done, Adam!!
Welcome to Lumberjocks, my Friend!

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

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Monty Queen

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 04:57 AM

Look awesome, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 05:45 AM

good job, love the frame and pannel top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 01-10-2010 07:30 AM

Beautiful dove tails, nice job!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 01-10-2010 02:34 PM

Definately a quality piece of work!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 02-16-2011 05:29 PM

You made a piece of art. Very nice looking box. I couldn’t get the pictures to toggle thru, only got to look at the first pic.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 02-16-2011 06:33 PM

I love the look of double dovetails. I’m going to have to try that. Great looking box,well done.

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