|Project by bkhop||posted 06-05-2008 06:00 AM||1705 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
My son needed a pencil box for school so I used his box as the guinea pig for my first ever hand-cut dovetails. They turned out “okay” and I learned a lot. I definitely know what to do differently/better next time. -Oh, it was also the first time I had used hide glue. Jury’s still out, but I do think I kinda like it.
I made a fitted lid so that little fingers wouldn’t get pinched by a hinged lid that falls shut.
Wood is local-grown (Central IL) walnut, finish is oil/varnish blend. Three coats, hand-rubbed between each.
-- † Hops †