|Project by Trev_Batstone||posted 03-30-2012 02:15 AM||2645 views||6 times favorited||36 comments|
My latest project which I just finished this morning is this dovetail splined box. This is my first time ever of creating anything with dovetails, but I was inspired by Peter Dunsmore’s YouTube video on how to make the jig for cutting the dovetail slots, so I made the jig and went to work on this box.
The box sides are reclaimed mahogany which a friend gave me a few weeks ago. The top insert is 1/2” solid (not veneered) birds-eye maple, which I sliced off a burl that I bought a few weeks ago. The dovetail splines are birch and the lifting knob is a small piece of poplar which is recessed into the top of the box. This box features quadrant hinges, which I have never worked with before (again inspired by Peter Dunsmore). The quadrant hinges keep the lid open at 100 degrees. During the construction process, I made the box in a completely closed fashion, then cut the box open on the table saw, which kept the grain pattern matching with the top and bottom portions of the box. The bottom is lined with red stiffened felt which was applied to the bottom piece of 1/4” baltic birch ply which was rabbitted into the bottom before the box was cut open. Finished with tung oil only. The box measures 9”x9”x4”. Thanks for looking.
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