|Project by BobAnderton||posted 10-06-2013 09:31 PM||1584 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a dovetail greasebox of the style shown in the episode by Roy Underhill. http://video.pbs.org/video/1425807116/
Mafe and others have made excellent examples of these and posted them on Lumberjocks before me, so do a search and look at theirs too.
It’s made of walnut I got from the back of an arborist friend’s truck, and the dovetail key is made of bradford pear. It’s all handsaw cut, but I did make the concession of using a bowl/tray router bit to make the bottom of the cavity smooth and radiused.
Two tips I think I can pass along after making one of these is to get a 1/8” chisel for cutting the dovetail recesses, and set the dovetail waist lower than the top edge of the bottom piece so that what projects out of the bottom piece is about the upper third of the key.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw