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Oak and Walnut Dovetailed Box for Katy

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Project by tallinstaller posted 615 days ago 1266 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was for my sister Katy for her birthday and is my first box with my new Veritas 14 tpi dovetail saw. I was able to cut much smaller and tighter dovetails than on my other boxes. I was also using my newly made 1:7 dovetail marker. So far, I’ve done all my dovetails by eye but I needed more uniformity for half blinds on a drawer front that I wanted to look perfect so I made a marker. For these I marked just one line and cut on that and then put my saw directly in the kerf for the second cut. I also had to create a new chisel to clean out the waste. Before now all my pins were 1/4 inch or more at the wide end but these are only 1/8. I ground down the edges of my 1/8 inch chisel to a sharp bevel. It’s now shaped like a triangle and all edges are sharp, including the top. Well, back to the box. It’s walnut and red oak and the bottom is lined with royal blue velvet inside and out. The top is a single piece of walnut with a hole made with a forstner bit. I then chiseled out a 1/4 inch wide groove to fit the handle in. The handle is about 1/4 by 1/4 square walnut and is glued down in the groove. The box is 5×7 5/8×3 1/4. Unlike most of my boxes, the top is flush with the sides. The lid is rabbeted to sit down just a bit into the box to keep the lid in place. The finish is BLO and wax.

-- Jason





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 615 days ago

Really nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 615 days ago

Great looking box Jason,nice work.

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#3 posted 615 days ago

I like the box, the dovetails are fabulous. Your sister will love it.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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dnick

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#4 posted 615 days ago

A really nice piece. Great design, great craftsmanship.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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hoosier0311

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#5 posted 615 days ago

something about handcut dovetails give a project a whole different “aura.”
awesome work!

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#6 posted 615 days ago

Beautiful job all the way around!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 615 days ago

Well done, a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Surfside

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#8 posted 615 days ago

Magnificent project! The walnut looks good!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 614 days ago

Ostentatious display of pure talent. Excellent.

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