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First small box with dovetails

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Project by Mrowell posted 12-30-2017 04:13 AM 962 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided it was time to learn how to make dovetails so I made a small box. I used scrap ash from my in laws hardwood floors and Purple Heart. Really enjoyed this little project and see more in my future. Finished with boiled linseed oil and a semigloss clear coat.

EDIT: at the request of Boxguy I have added a couple more picutres! Thank you all for looking

-- Matt R





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#1 posted 12-30-2017 12:54 PM

This turned out very nice. I find it very eye catching.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 12:57 PM

The first!? I would say an improved 100th version.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 02:53 PM

c’mon – double dovetails – I guess the operative word is first SMALL box
pretty nice, love the ddtails

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 03:37 PM

Really eye catching! Double dovetails look great.

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 03:44 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 06:49 PM

I think you have done dovetails before and boxes. I am guessing this is your first “small box with dovetails”. haha

This is wonderfully done. The double dovetails look great.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 08:37 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. It has a few imperfection that don’t show in pictures.. and took me far longer then it should have since I learned as I went!

-- Matt R

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 09:54 PM

That looks really nice!

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#9 posted 03-06-2018 02:06 AM

Thank you I appreciate it! It was a fun (although frustrating) learning experience and I will definitely make more boxes in the future!

-- Matt R

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