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Project by Michael posted 04-22-2018 03:22 AM 530 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from poplar. I finished it by painting it Marigold Yellow, adding a coat of Tung Oil, and rubbing on some furniture wax.

I used 3/4 inch material that I scrubbed to 5/8, but it’s still a bit thick. I’ll have to try resawing next time.

My first try at dovetails… Some worked out well and others were a bit loose. I’m going to try with only a chisel next time. I used a coping saw for the majority of the waste and then went to a chisel, but the results speak for themselves…

I glued the base on, but I cut rebates on it first. I was hoping this would help keep it square, but I think it’s too heavy. 3/8 thick material would have been plenty.

-- "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 10:37 AM

Looks like a handy tool tray. And you learned a few things you want to change, so it’s a good prototype. Sounds like a successful project to me!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 04-22-2018 03:47 PM

A valiant first effort, Michael. I think you have the right idea using the coping saw … just stay away from the line … that’s what the chisel is for! I posted a neat little jig on Hand Tool Woodworking Jigs & Fixtures  (see post #73) to help keep dovetails square. Good job … keep it up!

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