Handmade dovetail box

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Project by Czechwoodboy posted 01-31-2012 04:02 AM 2068 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first handmade dovetail box, most difficult part for me was finish, i dont know why, but i spent on that more time than to build box. Dovetail is by hand saw – don’t have yet all tools for these small projects

-- Vladimir, Atlanga, GA

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 04:04 AM

Very nice looking box a great job.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 04:06 AM

fine looking box. Excellent craftsmenship.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 04:45 AM

Super well done job! I found the more I hand cut different joints the more I enjoyed them over machined ones. To me they just give way more character… Finishes where pretty tricky for me at first too. You line up 5 Lumber Jocks and you will probably get five different ways of doing it. The best thing to do is experiment… Find what you like the look of best, and work to master it….

BTW… My favorite is oil and wax….lol

Keep up the great work and look forward to seeing more in the future…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 04:54 AM

hey man, thanks for info, yeah best way to learn is do it!

-- Vladimir, Atlanga, GA

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 05:02 AM

That’s an awesome box! Very nice! Yeah the finishing always seems like the mystery of woodworking. I’m still experimenting trying to figure out what I like best. The worst part is, you finish a project and you’re anxious to use/give away as a gift/showoff, and you can’t until the finish is done and looks good and is completely dry. With some finishes, you’re talking another week. It’s the time to be the most patient when you want to be the least patient. I just experimented with some shellac and that’s so much better for an impatient person in terms of drying time.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 02:36 PM

Very good woodworking. I agree on the finish of a project. In my mind, its the most important part of the job as it can make or break a project….................but I am still learning. LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 06:33 PM

Great looking box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 12:27 AM

Good looking joints and finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 03:16 PM

you are right guys, make that box took me about 8 hours, but finish took me 4 days :-)))))

-- Vladimir, Atlanga, GA

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