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My first attempt at dovetails.
I made this out of quartersawn oak with handcut dovetails. The finish is Old Masters dark walnut stain, and Old Masters oil-based brushing lacquer colored with a little ‘amber-honey’ Transtint dye.
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#1 posted 09-06-2012 02:21 AM
Nice looking dovetails, you are way ahead of me on that front. This makes a very nice display cabinet for your collection.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
#2 posted 09-06-2012 02:24 AM
Actually that’s just the tip of the iceberg of my pottery collection. I had to build this to make some room in my cabinets!
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#3 posted 09-06-2012 02:51 AM
Hand cut dovetails, indeed. I have yet to master router/jig cut dovetails. Braggert!
Nicely done and finished beautifully.
-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964
#4 posted 09-06-2012 03:19 AM
Thanks for the compliments. I always appreciate it coming from a fellow Reaganite. I’m about to puke listening to Bill Clinton’s speech right now. He won’t shut up or stop making things up.
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#5 posted 09-06-2012 04:22 AM
I very much like this retro look
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
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#6 posted 09-06-2012 11:44 AM
Nice cabinet and you did a great job on the hand cut dovetails!! I love quartersawn oak, too.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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