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This was a practice project that turned into beautiful dovetails. The box is made of clear pine, cut by hand, and planed smooth. The lid pivots on a piano hinge. I finished the piece with boiled linseed oil. Thanks for looking.
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#1 posted 06-03-2011 03:58 PM
That is a nice looking Dovetail Box. Did you make it with a speciall purpose in mind?What is that other box in the background?Also, do you have some photo’s of your workshop?
-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon
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#2 posted 06-03-2011 05:04 PM
Nice looking work, sounds like You are making things from the ground up, there are added skill sets required, nice job, thanks for sharing
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
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#3 posted 06-03-2011 05:14 PM
You are on a slippery slope, once you start to hand cut dovetails, you need more tools, a cabinet to keep them in, nice wood to work with … the list goes on and on. Excellent “practice piece”, glad you built something so useful.
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#4 posted 06-04-2011 12:40 PM
niiiiice dovetails and box :-)welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
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#5 posted 06-04-2011 02:03 PM
Nice work and welcome to lumberjocks.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#6 posted 06-04-2011 07:11 PM
Nice dovetails. Interesting lid. Did you design the lid that way for a reason? Seems like you lose entry space or a chance to put in a drop in tray with that design. I also would have put some kind of handles on the ends for carrying it around. That size it’s got to be heavy. Just my opinion, on a great looking box. Don
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#7 posted 06-04-2011 08:37 PM
Nice hand cut dovetails. I prefer hand cut to machine cut everytime.Man you did a nice job I am proud of you. Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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