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Project by Bagtown posted 682 days ago 1265 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finished this pine box.
It measures about 4.5” H x 5.5” Deep x 12” long.
I tried to match the grain going around the box and it worked well.
I looked through the lumber pile to find that flat sawn piece on the top as I wanted it for this purpose.
The other big thing for me is the dovetails on here. I went through a lot of scrap pine before I finally figured out how they work for me. Tails first. :)
Sides are 1\2” thick and the top and bottom are about 5\8” thick.

The plan is to put candles (tapers) in the box for a wedding gift to a young couple.

Finish was difficult a few weeks ago because of the humidity, which is why it’s late for the wedding.
Finish is oil based poly which I wasn’t thrilled about but I want it to mellow with age and the oil based will work better than water based for that.

Thanks for looking.

Mike
PS the last shot is of my shop helper.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta





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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Pine is one of the most under-appreciated woods. I love it! And those are some very nice dovetails!

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Dave

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Mike that is a fine example of classic dovetail joinery. I think you have done a wonderful job.
Now the last picture. I dont know what kind of hammer you have been hitting that dog in the face with but you need to stop!
Nice project as well!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#3 posted 682 days ago

Nice dovetails Mike…..really nice. The practice really shows. Great gift….. and love the pug.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Birks

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#4 posted 682 days ago

I love pine too!!!! And Superdav….LMAO!!!!

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Sweet job on the dovetails and the box as a whole. Nice job!!

I wanted to type something funny, but I can’t think right!!! I meant right now.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Congrats on the fine box and Tails First! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Pine box and wedding. There’s a connection there…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 682 days ago

Great looking box. Dovetails, by hand?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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dustyal

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#9 posted 682 days ago

well done… I like the look of pine. alternative finishes could be milk paint. dovetails would still show through nicely. I might try that. ...hmmm, I have a dovetailed pine box without a lid… you got me thinking… do a lid as you did, and paint over the ugly stain I attempted to use with milk paint… it could be salvageable that way. Yeah, I need to add a foot moulding, too.

Anyway, I like your box.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Bagtown

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments.
Oldtool, yes they were cut by hand.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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CueballRosendaul

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#11 posted 681 days ago

Those dovetails are BETTER than machine cut. Nice work. I’ll be stuffed in a pine box pushin up daisies before I learn to cut tails that well.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Bagtown

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#12 posted 681 days ago

Thanks Matt, I went through a lot of scrap trying to get this to look right.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Rob

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#13 posted 680 days ago

Those are some fine looking dovetails!

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