|Project by Brian Gulotta||posted 02-21-2017 01:03 AM||378 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I made this pencil box for my son for Valentine’s Day out of Western Red Cedar. I am finally getting good results with my hand cut dovetails. These are my best to date. I am even more happy with the way they came out given the species of wood used. If you look at this wood the wrong way it will want to dent, scratch, or smash on you. The density and consistency reminded me a lot like those little wafer sticks with creme in the middle. Hand tool woodworking is getting easier and more enjoyable by the day. You learn what is critical and what is unnecessary and things speed up.