Barb's Dovetail Box

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Project by tallinstaller posted 01-21-2012 02:50 AM 2080 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at a dovetailed box. Cherry and maple again. I really like this combo. This one has a hinged lid. I think I liked the sliding lid better. I have to do something to jazz up the next one. Maybe a cherry handle… The last two pics are unfinished. The first is while the BLO was drying and the second is sitting out in the sun trying to darken up the cherry a bit. The finish on this one is several coats of BLO and some wet sanding at 320 grit between coats. Then 4 coats of spray lacquer and wax.

-- Jason

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 02:57 AM

Well done. Nice look.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 03:19 AM

Well it looks like you have the dovetail mastered. Really nice box. Hinges can be a pain in the you know what,.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 03:22 AM

When doing hinges, Lid first. then the box. Always hinge the lightest piece first, or so they say. Whatever you find comfortable.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 03:32 AM

That’s a fantastic box so well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 04:31 AM

Great tails , great box.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 06:21 AM

Very nice!

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:39 PM

Beatiful work! The contrast of the two woods are really nice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 02:50 PM

The dovetails look great and the box is very nice.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 05:05 PM

Great job, love the craftsmanship on the dowetails.

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

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 06:40 PM

Very nice box! I love a good dovetailed box! It’s like my obsession.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#11 posted 01-22-2012 01:04 AM

thats some georgeous Maple on there. nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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