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My first attempt with dovetails.

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Project by Greg In Maryland posted 07-26-2013 03:11 AM 2450 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toolbox based loosely on a plan in Shopnotes (Volume 20, Issue 120, August 2011). Other than the rough dimensions, I made it up as I went along. This is my first attempt at dovetails and massive amounts of epoxy was used to make sure the dovetails don’t go anywhere.

The box is cherry, and the handle has is cherry strip laminated between two strips of hard maple. The handle was bandsawn from a oversize piece and then shaped with planes, spokeshaves and sandpaper. The handle is held in place with glue and dowel pins. The finish is Watco danish oil with wax on top of it.

Thanks for looking





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Don W

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 04:28 AM

Lookin good Greg. Great looking tote. Not bad dovetails for any try, say nothing about the first try.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 05:14 AM

nice job I tried to do dovetails one time by hand and it took to long so I gave up/gave in and bought the 24 inch Omni jig.lol no patience here my friend.you did a great job.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 10:54 AM

The dovetails look great as a first time try out you have to be very pleased with the outcome….very neat project…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Jacob

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 11:28 AM

I really like the look of that especially the flow of the sides on into the handle.

-- https://knotty-dawg-woodworks.myshopify.com/

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 11:38 AM

Nice job!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 11:55 AM

Nice too tote,Greg!! Good looking dovetails and I like the user friendly handle!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 03:39 PM

Excellent work.

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#8 posted 07-26-2013 04:01 PM

Nice looking Dovetails!
Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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mafe

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#9 posted 07-26-2013 04:04 PM

Wonderful tote, no reason to be nothing but happy.
Congrat, what a fine way to carry your tools.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 06:23 PM

Great work…nice job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 07-26-2013 07:48 PM

I really like the contours and angles around the sides.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#12 posted 07-26-2013 08:06 PM

A cool heirloom, man. Hey, how did you make the bottom? Is it plywood? Placed in a router installed dado?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#13 posted 07-26-2013 08:49 PM

Looks nice. I haven’t tried this yet. It’s on my list though

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RHC

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#14 posted 07-26-2013 09:50 PM

I really like your handle, it must feel good when you carry it. Dovetails look great, still not there yet so I like those quite a bit.

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#15 posted 07-26-2013 11:49 PM

nice toolbox very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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