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Project by edwood1975 posted 12-16-2016 04:47 PM 589 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a mail organizer last year and I felt like it didn’t showcase my best work and it was painted a horrific color so I decided to remake it.

I decided to use my new porter cable dovetail jig to make the case and drawer to kind of get some practice in making machine cut dovetails and I although it did take me forever to dial in the settings for the jig once I was finished I think the joinery came of ok, more practice is need to perfect this joinery technique.

The unit is made of oak sides and poplar top and base, I also edgebanded some plywood in the dividers of the case with oak, I figured why go to all the expense of buying oak and @ $10.00 bf when you don’t even see, I used by biscuit plate joiner to join the oak to the plywood and I think it came out great.

The custom dimensions at 22” wide, 11 1/4” deep and about 12” high and I think that’s ample space to do what I need it too…

I just applied 2 coats of poly and sanded between coats of 120 and 100 grit sandpaper

As always I did do a sketch up model but again my experience fell short in detailing the dovetail joinery in the case, again something I got to practice on…

But I think the unit came out better than I thought it would being a project of many first’s.

Thanks for looking

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all on the site, I cant thank everyone enough on this site for all the help and tips I have received over the course of the last 2

-- Ed





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#1 posted 12-16-2016 11:28 PM

Mighty fine work Ed. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Have a safe holiday season

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 01:35 AM



Mighty fine work Ed. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Have a safe holiday season

- Roger

Thank you Roger very nice of you to say….

-- Ed

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 01:42 AM

Great looking cabinet Ed! Love your joinery!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 02:20 AM



Great looking cabinet Ed! Love your joinery!

- woodshaver (Tony)

Thanks Tony this is what I consider real woodworking … no plywood construction… but hardwoods and softer woods are really exspensive… I can’t afford too many projects like this unless someone is going to pay me lumber money

-- Ed

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#5 posted 12-17-2016 02:58 AM


Great looking cabinet Ed! Love your joinery!

- woodshaver (Tony)

Thanks Tony this is what I consider real woodworking … no plywood construction… but hardwoods and softer woods are really exspensive… I can t afford too many projects like this unless someone is going to pay me lumber money

- edwood1975

I agree! When you put up your hand earned money into the finer hardwood or even softwood you best know what you are doing! From the looks of your fine cabinet I would say YOU DO!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-17-2016 03:07 AM


Great looking cabinet Ed! Love your joinery!

- woodshaver (Tony)

Thanks Tony this is what I consider real woodworking … no plywood construction… but hardwoods and softer woods are really exspensive… I can t afford too many projects like this unless someone is going to pay me lumber money

- edwood1975

Tony that’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me on this site THANK YOU!!!

I just did a lot of practice on the cheap stuff and said allot of Hail Mary’s and I’m not even a practicing catholic

-- Ed

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