|Project by Dallas||posted 11-12-2011 08:00 PM||1427 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My first attempt at making a box with dovetails. Obviously, I need to improve my paring skills. It was a great exercise to learn where my dovetail saw tends to drift. I used Frank Klauz’s quick and dirty way of making them, so it’s not perfection.
Oak was store-bought, the hickory post was split and shaped from firewood. The post is dadoed and rabbitted to fit the two corners. More chisel practice!. I learned a little bit about how apt hickory is to split.
Just a reason to practice joints and apply a light finish with BLO. I like the dark/light contrast. It’s something to put on the wall to break up the space. The post is a little fat, so I could stand to study up on proportions a little, but I love the strangeness of it.
A funky gift for a funky friend!
-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?