|Project by Ron Henricksen||posted 04-07-2011 10:02 AM||3102 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
This project was all about learning a new skill (Dovetails). The bins will not doubt be very useful but I really wanted to make a full box with dovetailed corners. If they looked terrible well there in the cupboard who cares. I am happy to say that they are very nice. There is a scrap box in the shed full of practice pieces dovetailed together with various degrees of success. I watched many videos and read a lot of articles that explained how to fix them when they are less than perfect (most of mine were). You can see in picture six some of the repair work. I finally picked out some Maple and Mahogany and started on this simple project and was very happy with my success. It was really time consuming to make all those dovetails but the result is square and very solid.
Even my son with his one year of high school wood shop is impressed. The second box is me finishing a jig I started long ago to make box joints. It was more accurate and way faster than the dovetails. This is a great learning project, I highly recommend it.
Maple and African Mahogany, Birch 1/4 bottom. Finish is whip on poly (4 coats) with 1 coat of wax.
-- Ron, Aptos, CA