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Funky Oak Shadow Box with Hickory Flourish

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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?





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#1 posted 982 days ago

Interesting box. Dovetalis look good. My still look like I cut them with a rock, but we still try.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 982 days ago

Thanks. I really like Frank’s quick and dirty way of doing them. Of course, his quick and dirty is different than everyone else’s.

Here’s a funny video on him doing it with frame saws.

http://blip.tv/play/gcozyN9_Ag.html

“If it’s too tight, just get a bigger hammer.” —2:55 mark in the video.

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-- 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?

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