Scrapwood Box

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This is my first attempt at dovetail joinery (handcut), came out ok considering the amount of care I was taking. I chose relatively similar tail and pin sizes, mainly to see what how I feel about less stylized DT joints.

Hopefully I’ll get rid of the rest of this scrap soon, so that i can get on to some higher quality projects with more interesting types of wood.

Pine handles and sides, generic base. 5-3/4” H x 9-1/2” x 17”

Thanks for looking

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#1 posted 878 days ago

Looks good, nice joints

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 878 days ago

Joints look like they came out fine. Way better than my first.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#3 posted 878 days ago

Nice construction. Good job.

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#4 posted 878 days ago

Beautiful box, but that is the paltriest scrapwood collection I’ve ever seen. What did you do with the rest of it?
Just kidding of course. My off cut/scrap pile is an embarrassment to all woodworkers.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 878 days ago

Nice joinery, I save up all my scraps from every project over a years time and when I have enough to fill a dumpster, I start on wood shop projects, since they do not need to be pretty just functional. I bet you appreciate your router a little more, but I know from my own experience it is 100 times more gratifying doing them by hand.

To Jumbojack: You want talk about an embarrassment, my wife wont even let my own family in the workshop since it looks like a tornado picked up a couple barns and deposited all the wood in my shop.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 878 days ago

Nice looking job on this. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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