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Gift box for my wife

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Project by sparticvs posted 10-20-2016 02:18 AM 862 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For our 3rd anniversary (leather anniversary), my wife wanted a show lead for our dog. I didn’t like the idea of it just being tossed in a bag, and thought that the investment needed a nice box to protect it. So I made this box out of walnut and (i think) maple. I hand cut the dovetails, my first project where I have done this by hand. The lid is held in place by an accident during the build, where there is a misalignment of the end dado is not aligned with the side dados, causing a good friction fit when the lid is shut completely. I finished it with Natural Danish Oil, and used Finishing Wax for the final coat.





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Halc

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#1 posted 10-20-2016 05:12 PM

Nice job, it’s a good looking box. It sure is nice when accidents work to our advantage.

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 12:13 AM

Great looking box, I really enjoy this type, they are so useful and you can make them any size

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 10-21-2016 12:21 AM

Them look alot better than my first dovetails. Very nice box and I love accidents, they teach you alot.

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

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 01:03 AM

Looks great and glad the lid issue worked out to your advantage.

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#5 posted 10-21-2016 09:12 PM

Looks great. Nice job I the dovetails. Awesome work

-- Thom CT.

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