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Project by DHS posted 12-31-2011 04:27 PM 2530 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am in the process of building kitchen cabinets and I wanted to practice making dovetail joints before I began building the drawers. So, I incorporated that joint into these boxes that I made as Christmas gifts for friends and family. The contrasting woods are maple and sapele. I used the MLCS through dovetail template and a router to make the dovetails. Relatively easy once the template was properly adjusted. I built a template for the elliptical top oening and cut it with a flush-trim pattern bit. Now my family members can think of me every time they blow their noses.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA





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#1 posted 12-31-2011 07:20 PM

Nice project, good looking dovetails!

-- Harry, Indiana

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 10:56 PM

Looks like you have them mastered. What great gifts.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 07:14 AM

Great looking boxes Dave

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 01:28 PM

Excellent style and look. They should be happy.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 04:36 PM

Great job!! Good idea for gifts.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 01:35 AM

Those look really good!
May I ask how thick of wood you used? And also how does the lid fit on and come off?

Thanks , Greg

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 02:07 AM

Hi Greg – The wood is 3/8” thick (resawed from 4/4 stock). The lid does not lift off; it is actually glued to the sides. The box is open at the bottom and it just slips over the the tissue box.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 04:16 AM

thanks for the info!

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 01:05 AM

these look very nice. inspiration for me to go back to my dovetail joint jig and try again!!!

-- measure once, cut twice.

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 10:25 PM

Also is the lid just glued on?

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 06:00 AM

Yep. I glued the lid directly onto the box. Make sure the top of the box is flat. (I used a hand plane.) Then just spread glue on both parts and clamp the box in a vise.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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