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Project by Dustmite97 posted 595 days ago 751 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my most recent box that I just finished. It is made from the red oak leftovers from my clock. I decided that I would finally give hand cut dovetails a try. I was a little reluctant at first but then as I started cutting them, I realised that it wasn’t too difficult. I also tried something else I haven’t done before on my boxes. I decided to put a roman ogee on the lid and the bottom with a router. The finish is a red mahogany stain with 2 coats of shellac. I really enjoyed trying hand cut joinery for the first time and look forward to doing more. Thanks for looking!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 595 days ago

This turned out very well .Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 595 days ago

Nice work, I am a bit leary of hand cutting Dove tails

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#3 posted 595 days ago

Very nice box. Dovetails are nice and tight, no gaps, look real good.

-- "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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#4 posted 595 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 595 days ago

This is a real nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 595 days ago

It’s a pleasure to see you work like that!

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#7 posted 594 days ago

Thank you!

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#8 posted 593 days ago

Good job on the box, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 584 days ago

Nice work!. I have the same dovetail jig. first time I used it was a complete disaster. I admire people with a good hand for dovetails. keep up the good work!.

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