First dovetails

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Project by fllatlander posted 02-22-2019 07:46 PM 661 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my son’s birthday from a walnut tree off the family farm. It was my first attempt at hand cut dovetails but I practiced on pine before I tried the walnut. The lid is made from Kentucky Coffeetree. Brusso hinges and a buckskin lined bottom. The dovetails turned out better than I had feared they would.

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 07:48 PM

Looks Mighty Fine!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 09:46 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 10:22 PM

Turns out you’re good at dovetails! Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 02-23-2019 05:25 AM

Came out much better than my first dozen. Nice work.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 02-23-2019 01:12 PM

I think you are a natural! Great simple but beautiful box.

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#6 posted 02-23-2019 01:28 PM

great looking box. I especially like the top. The dovetails look nice an tight.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 02-23-2019 07:55 PM

Very nicely done, dovetails and all, but what really gives the box it’s extra charm is that wonderful top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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