I’m real rusty and haven’t had a chance to do a project I wanted to do since I returned from AFSM a year ago so I thought it was about time. I decided I needed a JIG to cut Dove Tail splines, it just popped into my head so here is the JIG in the first picture. After I made the JIG I needed some way of trying it out so I thought why not a box I had not planned of even putting a top or bottom on it at the time. I found some QUILTED MAKORE that I had been carting around for the last four years or more so I figured why not, it will be a good test. The next thing I knew I was cutting out a cameo on the CHEVALET, anyway here are some photos of what I have to date I just hope I get to finish it before we go on our two month drive out west.
This is the dove tail sled. Plans Here
here’s the box getting the dove tails cut.
Here is the cut dove tails that will get the splines.
here’s the cameo cut out and ready to sand shade (first time doing this).
Here it is again with the sand shading (fare).
And last is the cameo glued down, this is in reverse and she will face the left after final mounting.
Her eye will be put in at final assembly and the cameo measures 5” X 2.750”
The pattern came out of Dennis Zonkers book I highly recommend the book if your into boxes or not he has some good tips.
Thanks for looking
-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/