Figured Maple and Cherry Dovetailed Candlebox

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Project by tallinstaller posted 12-27-2011 05:06 AM 1840 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first dovetailed box. I built it for a Christmas present but really that’s just a good excuse to do something I’ve been wanting to do anyway. This is my first set of handcut dovetails for any complete project. It’s also my first time working with cherry or maple. The finish is BLO and wax. The inside is completely unfinished. The bottom is crushed velvet inside and out. No sandpaper touched this project at any point. Everything is straight off the smoother. That last shot is in natural sunlight. Funny how much different it looks, eh?

-- Jason

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 10:46 AM

Great job, I have yet to try hand cut dove tails but plan on doing this one day. Good looking box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 05:10 PM

Very nice. I think the way you did that sliding lid is my favorite part.

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 06:35 PM

Very nice box. Great dovetails. I love the sliding lid. That may be one of my next projects.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 04:42 AM

Nice candle box really great looking

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