Box of Dovetails

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Project by bandit571 posted 06-13-2011 02:34 AM 1517 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my FIRST try at handcut dovetails. Just some scrap Red Cedar leftover from another project. About 10” by 10” square. Lid was a glue-up of four boards. The groove for the bottom panel uses a stopped dado. I hogged out most of the stopped dados with a 1/4 ” Forstner bit, then cleaned up with a chisel. An old Stanley backsaw did most of the cutting of the pins. A bandsaw did the same for the tails. Both were cleaned up with a chisel.

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:03 AM

Very nice job. That takes real craftsmanship!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 05:18 AM

NIce, keep cutting the doves!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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