|Project by grego||posted 07-05-2011 05:48 PM||1534 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My first attempt at a dovetail box. Red oak with green felt inside. Finished with Danish oil, shellac, and paste wax. Oh, and an ugly stay – next time I’ll take a different approach on the stays.
The big learning on this one: until my dovetails improve, I don’t necessarily have to toss the less than perfect result on the firewood pile. I did a fair bit of sawdust and glue filling on this and, while it’s definitely visible, the box is still sturdy and I think looks reasonably okay.
I bought the wood as 1/2” craft supply at the lumber shop and used a hand saw and shooting board to dimension the pieces – I’m happy with how this turned out. Hand-cut dovetailes: meh, but I’m getting practice!