|Project by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 07-29-2008 02:40 AM||2167 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a Silverware Tray that I made while at the handsawing class taught by Christopher Schwarz. This was the second project we worked on during the week long class. The wood is Cherry. The wood was surfaced and rough cut to length and width for us, but once we were given the wood nothing but hand tools were used to construct it.
The boards were cleaned up with hand planes. Then the boards were cut length and the ends were shot on a shooting board. The dovetails were cut with my Lie-Nielsen dovetail saw, that I’m really loving. The handles were bored out using a brace and bit, then cleaned up with a chisel and rasp. I almost completed it at the class, but I need to do some final planing and install the bottom. I then applied a few coats of Tung Oil for the finish. The dovetail came out pretty well. There are some small gaps, but this is really the first complete project I’ve done with hand-cut dovetails. I think my wife already has a place for it :).