Wooden Box using Finger Joints - Includes sliding Dove-Tail Lid!

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Project by Jack Johnson posted 01-28-2018 11:45 AM 3827 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I will be making this wooden box. It’s made from cherry and is constructed using box joints. It has a sliding dove-tail lid allowing access to the inside of the box. Please see the full YouTube Video if you want to see all the steps I did to make it!
Hope you enjoy the video.

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 01:50 PM

Very nice. I like the sliding dovetail lid….

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 02:37 PM

Thank You!

Very nice. I like the sliding dovetail lid….

- Kelster58

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 04:12 PM

Great design. I don’t like putting metal hinges on my boxes but never came up with a good simple all wood design.

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 04:21 PM

This is a beautiful box and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-28-2018 05:58 PM

That is a handsome box

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#6 posted 01-29-2018 01:54 AM

Very nice looking box. I love the sliding dovetail lid. Great job!

-- AJ

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#7 posted 01-29-2018 05:27 AM

JJ, I like your design. The sliding lid is a good choice. I like the way it tucks under the top. I may have made the top a bit thicker, but what you have is attractive and works well. The finger joints are certainly strong and historically they work well with candle boxes. The cherry is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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