Mitered Shoulder Dovetail Sliding Lid Box

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 12-15-2014 04:47 AM 3555 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a mitered shoulder dovetail. Made from Dibetou (African Walnut) cut offs from another project I’m building. All made by hand from the milling of the wood down to the raised panels and the finger notch. Finished with orange shellac and waxed with 0000 beeswax/orange oil mix (0ff the shelf at Home Depot, I believe). It will be a Christmas gift box to hold a nice bottle of whiskey in there. It’s been a year since Ive cut dovetails for a project and I forgot how much I miss them! ;)

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 05:02 AM

Sweet hand cut mitered dovetails, this turned out great!

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 05:16 AM

Finger joints looks awsome, nice box

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 08:27 AM

That is one gorgeous looking box! Very well done -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 09:43 AM

Really nice. Looked at a lot of boxes and haven’t seen any similar.

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 11:46 AM

Very nice.

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 01:45 PM

Very clean looking and beautiful finish

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 01:49 PM

Beautiful work, Greg!

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 01:50 PM

Wow everything by hand tools. Great Job. You have skills my friend.

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 03:00 PM

Mighty fine craftsmanship and the results are awesome! Nice keepsake gift to treasure for a lifetime.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 12-15-2014 03:46 PM

VERY nicely done. My compliments. I hope a lot of folks realize just what a nice piece of work this is. The design is simple and elegant, and works beautifully. It’s certainly the nicest sliding lid box I’ve seen in a long time. Everything about this box seems in perfect harmony and “balance”. That’s not easy to achieve. It deserves a bottle of Jameson’s, at the very least. I really hope to see more of this quality boxes from you.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 12-15-2014 03:50 PM

very nice

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#12 posted 12-15-2014 04:25 PM

Clean lines.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 01:08 AM

Man that’s a handsome looking box! The features of it, and all by hand—amazing!

It definitely needs a bottle of whisky commensurate with it’s stature. A nice bourbon—Four Roses, perhaps!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 12-16-2014 01:59 AM

Exceptional build, Greg. Great attention to detail and supreme craftsmanship. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#15 posted 12-17-2014 12:19 AM

All the skills, great work and a gorgeous box.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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