Double Dovetail Box #5: Assembling the box and Starting the top

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Blog entry by Don posted 02-01-2010 07:52 AM 2945 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Everything about the double dovetail joint is complete. I hope it was cear enough for folks to make their own. Feel free to bug me with questions if you didn’t follow. In summary, it’s just a bunch of half blind joints using a corner piece with the grain perpendicular to the sides. From here on out it’s just another box but I’ll continue to post shots as I go.

Yesterday I lightly sanded the shellac that I previously applied to the inside surfaces of all pieces. Then glued the parts together. After letting that dry overnight I rough sanded the outsides of the box with a belt sander to get all the joints flush. Here’s the box ready for a top and maybe feet:


Next up is building the top. It’s kind of hard to describe what I’m doing so here’s a couple of photos of the pieces that will comprise the top and should provide a rough idea of what it will look like:



And here’s the top glued up. I hope I got enough clamps on it:


-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 07:57 AM

Thanks Don a super blog/ Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 02-01-2010 03:14 PM

Truly inspirational.
Thanks for the bog,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 05:11 PM

Hi Happened to run across your blog, it is real nice the way you explained your steps, and a real cool idea with the half blind double joint. Thank you for spending the time to exibit your work, I really enjoy looking and reading all the cool stuff, and getting to know some of the interesting talented people on this site. Have a Great Day…’s Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 06:26 PM

Thanks Don, now I know how it is done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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