Scrapwood Box

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Project by vakman posted 02-14-2012 12:29 AM 1699 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 02-14-2012 12:31 AM

Looks good, nice joints

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 12:53 AM

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

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 12:57 AM

Nice construction. Good job.

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 01:15 AM

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 02-14-2012 01:40 AM

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 02-14-2012 03:42 AM

Nice looking job on this. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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