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Project by tpalm posted 04-05-2013 12:27 AM 2000 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this this year at my high school wood shop, I’m a senior this year.
The wood shop teacher had no idea what I was doing, until he saw it finished haha.
The joinery was not done by a router, it was done with a hand saw and chisels.





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Schoffleine

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 01:19 AM

Nice. So is the red dovetail basically inset into the other dovetail?

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tpalm

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 01:23 AM

I made one set of dovetails with the purple and yellow wood first, then I cut off the extra off the yellow so it’s like one piece of wood again, then I cut smaller dovetails inside of the existing yellow ones and made the box from there.

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 01:56 AM

Very cool. I saw another box like this and was wondering how the double dove tails were done.

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 07:16 AM

Due to lighting, finish and backround—I thought you might have done one box padauk with maple and the other purpleheart and yellowheart.

Great HAND CUT DOUBLE DOVETAILS!!!! Keep growing, look forward to seeing your work. You are an inspiration to somebody, hope you always treat that with honor and privilege. :)

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 08:05 AM

That is very well done!!!

First look, I thought you did it with Incra set up. To do this by hand and be in high school, you have mad skills!

Its great to see this kind of talant and drive at such a young age. I know I’m old.

I still send my advanced woodworking teacher Mr. Byant letters and pictures of projects I make even after 30 yrs.

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

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 10:20 AM

very nice

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PDK

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 11:56 AM

OUTSTANDING craftsmanship and detail – great eye!

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 12:40 PM

Absolutely wonderful! Keep up the great work!

-- Bob from Odessa, DE

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 12:49 PM

Very nice. Those dovetails just sort of jump right out at you.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 04-05-2013 04:36 PM

Beautiful! Do you cut your dovetails pins first or tails first?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#11 posted 04-05-2013 05:48 PM

Very nice hand work!

-- Béla, Memphis TN

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#12 posted 04-05-2013 07:56 PM

This is just awesome.

-- Still looking for ideas and advice.

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#13 posted 04-05-2013 09:31 PM

Nice dovetails on that! The execution is astounding and flawless. Like the wood and finish.

-- "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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#14 posted 04-06-2013 01:31 AM

WOW! You did some nice work there! I just knew that was an Incra jig project when I first saw it. You definately get your merit badge for this one! LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 04-06-2013 03:31 PM

Very Nice!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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