|Project by tallinstaller||posted 03-08-2012 03:51 AM||3075 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This one was built for my brother Greg for his birthday. I lined it with black velvet. I like the light pins on dark tails but I wish the sides were walnut too. I think I see some mitered corners with dovetail keys in my future. The top is a book matched glue up but you can’t really tell once I put a handle over the joint. This was my first time book matching. The lid is rabbeted to fit in the box and has a chamfer on the bottom. The finish is BLO, Lacquer and Wax. 9 1/2×7 1/2×4. Same as the oak one. This is my favorite size now. The last shot is just because I’d never had that many of my boxes together at one time. Seeing them together, I like the two tails of the oak box best. These boxes started as just a way to practice hand cut dovetails but they’re starting to take over my woodworking. Finish is straight off the shooting plane with a very light sanding with 320 to break the edges and any plane tracks.