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#1 posted 04-16-2019 09:07 PM

Disregard what other have done or are doing and look to the wood for guidance.
Nature is always speaking to us so don’t get distracted.
Good luck

- Aj2

I will be traveling up north to Wisconsin (northern part) and my in-laws own some land up there. They have a few trees that are down and I was going to cut them up and mess around with the wood. At least mill it up and take some back with me. I know I’ll have to wait a long time for it to dry to properly use it. :(

Little boxes, either open-topped or with lids are good for practice. I’ve made one to keep marking and layout tools, one that is just the right size for cans of alcohol/blo/etc, and a few others for odds and ends. I did these to learn to cut dovetails, but you could also do box joints if you prefer.

I did want to learn new joining methods! Dovetails look really fun to do. I want to make a few boxes for storage and also a sandpaper holder for all the grits. They are everywhere!

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