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My first Hand Cut Dovetailed Box

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Project by lumberjoe posted 03-23-2015 05:53 PM 2642 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, a big thank you to Luke Addington for all the help, tips, and inspriration.

These aren’t great, but a long way from my very first attempt:

The box is walnut and quartered white oak. The small box/tray on the inside is quartered white oak. Except for resawing the walnut, everything was done using only hand tools. I’ve got another mahagony one in the works now to get some more practice in. It’s challenging, but rewarding.

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodcrafts





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aaronwood

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 05:55 PM

Very nice! Takes a lot of patience for sure.

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Luke Addington

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 05:58 PM

Joe you are wrong – these are GREAT! Beautiful box. Your dovetail license is in the mail.

You’ve made a huge amount of progress in a microscopic amount of time. Congratulations!

Looking forward to the mahogany box.

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 06:19 PM

Nice one Joe.
You will only get better now ..... (not a very long trip)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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lumberjoe

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 07:13 PM

Thanks everyone!

Luke, I’m getting there. I feel like I know what needs to be done at least, and that’s the hard part. Now I just have to figure out how to get my hands to do it consistently.

Paul, I feel like I still have a long way to go. The good thing is I have a lot of wood to practice with :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodcrafts

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 07:39 PM

Good job buddy!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Andre

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 08:22 PM

Look perfect to me! That saw looks awful big for those little tails!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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lumberjoe

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#7 posted 03-23-2015 08:31 PM

The kerf isn’t much larger than the knife line:

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodcrafts

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 03-23-2015 08:32 PM

Looks like you even have a nice moxon vice, very nice. Good job on the box.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 03-23-2015 10:11 PM

Joe, the box and the DTs look pretty good to me. Nice job.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 03-23-2015 11:17 PM

Nice work Joe.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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skeys

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#11 posted 03-24-2015 12:15 AM

I knew you wouldn’t take very long to get good at dovetails. That looks nice.

-- Scott K., Virginia https://www.etsy.com/shop/HaresEarDesigns

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#12 posted 03-24-2015 12:59 AM

Very big improvement, those are super nice. Your Moxon vise is great as well. Do you have that as a project on here somewhere? I want to copy that design.

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kocgolf

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#13 posted 03-24-2015 01:10 AM

Very big improvement, those are super nice. Your Moxon vise is great as well. Do you have that as a project on here somewhere? I want to copy that design!

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lumberjoe

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#14 posted 03-24-2015 03:39 AM

Thanks! I don’t think I ever posted my moxon vise. I have some pictures, I think I will soon

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodcrafts

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aussiedave

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#15 posted 03-24-2015 04:39 AM

very nice and a great job with the first time at hand cutting dovetails….well deserving of the daily top three award.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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