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Project by Bill posted 2465 days ago 2178 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In honor of Don’s love of boxes, I built a box to store DVDs or Video games in. It is similar to the candle box I made a few months ago, but it has dovetailed joints and a flat top.

The box is approximately 7” wide by 12” long by 9” high. It is made of Red Oak, with a small piece of Purple Heart for a handle.

The box is finished with oil-based urethane.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2465 days ago

Very nice Bill. What method did you use to cut the dovetails?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#2 posted 2465 days ago

I used my Leigh jig to cut the dovetails. I positioned them to be not evenly spaced, to give it a more home made look.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2465 days ago

Cool. I have been thinking about one of the new Leigh Jigs.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2465 days ago

Mine is the D4, not the newest ones. But the new ones look like they would be a great purchase too. Almost the same features, and a lower price.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 2465 days ago

How much trouble are they to set up and use.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#6 posted 2465 days ago

It does take a bit of time to get familiar with them. I need to use mine more and gain some experience with it. This was only the second time I used it for a box. Once you get going at it, you should be able to dovetail a box in less than 30 minutes.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 2465 days ago

Great box, Bill! I like it. Very clean looking.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2465 days ago

Very nice Bill. I’m with you on learning the D4. I’ve had mine for 5 years and I’ve used it a handful of times. But, I’ve got 14 drawers to so so I need a practice session before starting.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2464 days ago

If you are in the market for a dovetail jig you can’t beat the Keller Dovetail Jig. It is about as simple to set up and use and you can get. I cut a perfect set of dovetails within the first 15 minutes of using it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 2464 days ago

Very nice , BIll…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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#11 posted 2464 days ago

Nice box Bill – I love my Leigh D4 and FMT – I would not be without them, they are both so versatile – Like Bill I need to use mine more often, but do not get the chance too often at the moment.- Practice makes perfect.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Don

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#12 posted 2464 days ago

Bill, I have one question.

Did you know that I just love small wooden boxes?

Very nice, clean and functional.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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herbr

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#13 posted 2463 days ago

Very nice box and nice tight joints-I do think it looks more homemade with the joints more randomly spaced!

-- Spread love with our work

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Bill

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#14 posted 2463 days ago

Thanks all.

Don, I had a hunch you would say that.

I do need more practice with this jig, but it does give very good results once you get it set correctly. There are a lot of steps to take for making the dovetails, so it is a matter of practice to get them all down. I have a few drawers to make on a TV stand I am building, so that will give me a few more chances at it.

I also need to make more dovetailed boxes to get even more practice. Maybe I will even try those ones that are accented dovetails. They can look nice if the contrasts go together.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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mot

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#15 posted 2462 days ago

Nice box Bill! The variable spacing is a nice touch.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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