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Project by Matt posted 937 days ago 1296 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy box I made for my oldest son(3). The woods are cherry with Tiger maple trim. Jointer is handcut dovetails. My first attempt at hand-cut. They are not as perfect as I would have hoped, but am happy with the way they turned out. The finish is shellac with a couple of coats of wax.
What is special about this project is that I did everything with hand-tools. From dimensioning the lumber to fitting the jointery.
Thanks for looking:)





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 937 days ago

Nice toy box and nice hand cut dovetails. I’ll have to try that. I watched a video on a cutting them and it looks straight forward for the through dovetails

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 937 days ago

Nice dovetails, especially for first try. And hats off to you building with hand tools.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 936 days ago

Wow all hand tools! that’s a lot of sweat. I think that the dovetails are perfect, and the choice of wood is wonderful. Great job.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 936 days ago

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Johnnyblot

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#5 posted 792 days ago

I really like your choice of timbers.
Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Johnnyblot

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#6 posted 792 days ago

Hey. Well done that man :-). I thought it was a Chris Shwarz, Anarchist Toolchest when I saw the photo. I bet you really enjoyed making this??
Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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CrossGrain

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#7 posted 792 days ago

Lovely looking piece. This is something your son will appreciate when he has children.

CG

-- ...Making big bits of wood smaller....

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