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Project by Chrism3 posted 09-11-2016 08:51 AM 1249 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Australian timbers: Southern Silky Oak, Jarrah and River Red Gum.
My first dovetailed piece.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 12:38 PM

Beautiful wood grain and colours. I like wooden hinges and dovetails.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Andy

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 01:02 PM

Nice work. The woods go together beautifully too.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 01:51 PM

beautiful

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FourOaks

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#4 posted 09-11-2016 01:59 PM

Very nicely done! Love the wood combination and craftsmanship.

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 02:00 PM

BEAUTIFUL…......... . and a Great job on your first dovetails …......... GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Betsy

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#6 posted 09-11-2016 03:29 PM

Impressive! Looks like you have spent a long while practicing dovetails – it shows in the box. Taking on such tiny dovetails on your first project is terrific.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 09-11-2016 05:52 PM

A beautiful box indeed. ... I really like the wood combinations, and your dovetails? well you really hit a homer there. ... Are those shop made hinges? ... Outstanding.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-11-2016 08:27 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 09-11-2016 11:19 PM

Great looking keepsake box, and great looking dovetails—very well done!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Chrism3

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#10 posted 09-12-2016 03:44 AM


Great looking keepsake box, and great looking dovetails—very well done!

- Mean_Dean


A beautiful box indeed. ... I really like the wood combinations, and your dovetails? well you really hit a homer there. ... Are those shop made hinges? ... Outstanding.

- Grumpymike


Yes, I decided that putting brass hinges would detract from the wood, so made the hinges from jarrah on a finger jig.
Thanks for the comments!
Chris

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#11 posted 09-12-2016 12:25 PM

wow. real nice

-- Petey

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Charlie H.

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#12 posted 09-14-2016 03:16 AM

I like your box, very nice.
Are the hinges inset or surface mounted?

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Chrism3

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#13 posted 09-14-2016 03:36 AM


I like your box, very nice.
Are the hinges inset or surface mounted?

- Chashint
Thanks Charlie, they are inset halfway. I used them not only because I think they look better than brass, but because they stop the lid from falling back past about 95 degrees. I made a batch of them while I was on a roll.

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