Mahogany Dove Tail Box

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Project by tpalm posted 1184 days ago 1793 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this in my school woodshop, (Landmark High School). This took me about a week and a half. The dove tails were cut with a saw by hand. This wood used to be part of a childs bunk bed. But i cut it up and planed the surface and created this.

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

saweeeeeeet, if you stick sandpaper down to your saw table and run the top and top of the box over it you will get a better fit where the box opens and closes. It’s just a little trick all box makers should know.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

Nice job your going to be dovetail master if this you first.

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#3 posted 1184 days ago

Nice work on the dovetails, thats an art. I lived in wakefield for 1 1/2yrs, while driving gas trucks. Even worked at holden oil. I delivered right down the street from your school. small world.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#4 posted 1184 days ago

this was my second time doing dovetails.

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#5 posted 1184 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

Very Nice Work Young Man!!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

Excellent! Great looking box and the dovetails look very slick.

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#8 posted 1182 days ago

These dovetails are good. Go.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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