Chisel Box

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Project by Berrie posted 06-26-2011 07:31 PM 1579 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first handmade dovetails!

I’ve made this box to practice some dovetails. It was the first time I did it, and it took a while before there were ready. But I think it doesn’t look all too bad for the first time…. :)

The woods that are used are Walnut and Hard Maple. The finish is 3 layers of Danish Oil…

Thanks for looking!

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 07:39 PM

Beautiful home for some great chisels!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 08:03 PM

Thanx Charlie!

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 08:16 PM

Nice work! Great looking box and the dovetails look great too.
The tools look right at home!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 08:31 PM

Thanx mate! I did my very best! :)

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 09:01 PM

What a nice little home for sharp things. Might have to make once myself for auger bits soon.

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

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 09:55 PM

great box
for those special tools

using them will be better
knowing you care that much
for them

great work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 09:57 PM

Impossible to see its your first “tails”. I fully understand the need to build a “home” for your chisels. I do it my self :D

Well done.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#8 posted 06-27-2011 01:19 AM

Very nice.
If I was a chisel, I would want to live there.

Good job on those dovetails,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 06-27-2011 04:27 PM

Nice Box, great choice of woods and fine craftsmanship, first time effort shows great attention to detail, those are some lucky chisels, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 06-27-2011 10:46 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments! It is appreciated! :)

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#11 posted 06-27-2011 11:29 PM

First-time dovetails….very nice!!
I never cut 1 dovetail, but thinking of starting the first-time is growing in my head.

Gelderland…..lot’s of family living there.

Did you make the chisel-handles yourself?
Keep up the nice work!

Bas, Almelo, Holland

-- Bas, Holland

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 11:07 PM

Thanx Bas!

When you completed your first dovetail, is it a very satisfying feeling :) I can’t wait to do the next tails!

Where does your family live in Gelderland? I’m from Kesteren, nearby Tiel.

The handles of the chisels are standard Pfeil, but that was the reason why i have chosen for Walnut. It matches great!

Greets to you too!


-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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