Maple Box with rosewood lid and dovetail-joints

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Project by rkoorman posted 08-25-2011 07:28 PM 2659 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This project has been in the shop for a couple of weeks. It was ready to receive some finish but somehow it was put aside. While finishing the MozaiekBox I also applied the some finish on this one

Woods :maple and rosewood
Finish : 1 layer walnut oil, 3 layers of danish oil

The dovetails are cut by hand.

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 08-25-2011 07:39 PM

was the box glued up as a whole and then the lid cut off? or was the lid glued separately from the box?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 08:00 PM

Great job Rick!!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 08:14 PM

I really like the clean lines, tight joints, and patterned lid.

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

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 09:29 PM

Swell pattern… I like your hand cut dovetails…very professional looking box..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 01:47 PM

really nice work. You can come cut my dovetails any time. You turn out some really fine work in your attic workshop!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 08:49 PM

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 12:21 AM

Nice looking box!
How did you construct the top and bottom to the sides?
I mean, when you cut a dado/groove, it wil show up against the corner-joints.

Keep on posting your work. I like it!

Greetz from Almelo,


-- Bas, Holland

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 02:38 AM

Very handsome dovetails and lid. It all works well together. Great job.


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#9 posted 08-28-2011 03:42 AM

Great looking box on all counts .


-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 08-28-2011 01:23 PM

Sweeeeeeeet tails.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 08-28-2011 02:22 PM

It’s a nice box and the dovetails look great.

-- 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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