|Project by Mosquito||posted 12-22-2013 09:35 PM||1389 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
So named, because of the half blind dovetails. This was originally intended to be a Fathers Day gift for my dad, but that deadline came up too quickly. It then sat on my counter unglued and unfinished for almost half the year until I decided to finally quit being lazy and get it done for Christmas.
We have a family cabin on a lake (kind of, Lake City is on Lake Pepin, which is a wide spot in the Mississippi), and there’s always been a pile of stuff on the counter by the door. Cellphones, keys, wallets, sunglasses, etc. Stuff that doesn’t go well with bathing suits and water. I figured this might help out with the large pile, and make it more organized (My dad, brother, and I typically have a pile of cellphone, wallet, keys etc).
My second foray into half blind dovetails turned out pretty well I think, but I did have to do a little damage control. Between the 4 corners, I had to use about 10-12 different wedges to fill some gaps. Still practicing :-) I also hid the groove for the bottom for the first time, using a half tail in this one too. This was another strictly hand tool project.
Front and back are Mahogany, sides and dividers are Red Oak, and the bottom is 1/8” birch ply.The finish regiment is as follows:
- 1 coat of 3/8 cup Dewaxed Shellac with 2 drops of Vintage Maple TransTint dye
- Sanded with 320 grit
- 3 coats Minwax Polycrylic semi gloss, sanding with 400 grit between coats (ran out of 320)
- Lightly sanded with 1000 grit
- Waxed with paste wax applied by rag and buffed