|Project by bake||posted 02-04-2010 07:58 AM||3958 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
As I was installing the lid on this my 10 year old boy asked “what are ya makin’ dad, a cat coffin?”
This is my first attempt at dovetails. A friend gave me an old Craftsman dovetail jig that he had bought 20+ years ago and never used. He had not even cut the tape on the box. I made one test cut in some scrap and it turned out ok so I went to town.
I added the Walnut base to hide the void in the dovetail caused by the dado for the bottom.
All of the lumber is salvaged from a cabinet shop near my work.
The walnut was a strip about 10’ x 1 1/2” x 1”. The lid is 6 pieces glued up.
I’m not sure what the other wood is, alder or birch maybe.
Finish is 3 coats of Minwax gloss wipe on poly .
Total cost; $4.05 (hinges).
Tools used; router, dovetail jig, band saw, table saw, drillpress, planer, jointer, hand saw, cordless drill, spindle sander, orbital sander, chisel and hammer.
Thanks for looking, Bake.
-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.