Welcome! Forums Project Series Dovetail Boxes Boxes are just fun to make

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  • #25701
    Sandy
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    I really enjoy making boxes. The dovetails are challenging to make and you can creat nice containers for almost anything.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25705
    dborn
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    Looking good! Dovetails are a challenge for me too. It always seems like whenever I make one good joint, the next one I get over confident and slip up.

    One of my goals this year is to make a bunch of boxes and give them out as presents whenever we need something to give out.

    Cheers!

    #25714
    Dave Riendeau
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    Sandy, boxes are one of my favourite projects to make too.

    -Canada

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    #25719
    Sandy
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    Dan they do make great gifts. If you build them, somebody will fill them. 🙂

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25725
    Greg Merritt
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    Nice work Sandy. Making boxes is very satisfying. It must tap into some primal instinct or something. Every base culture in the world has spent a great deal of effort in making containers of some sort.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25728
    Steve Follis
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    One of my ambitions this year is to take a weekend and just prepare stock for about 100 small boxes, or drawers or trays or somthing of that nature. Then try to cut one set of dovetails per day, every day till they are all done. At the end of 100 days, I hope to about have it mastered.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #25731
    Sandy
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    Steve that should do it. :-). I’d just like to get 100 days in my shop!

    Greg I’ve been trying to come up with a box to put my Stanley 45 in so I can perserve the original box it came in. But every time I get one built something else claims it.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25736
    Greg Merritt
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    Sandy, I know what you mean. Most of what I make ends up being claimed by family or friends. The wife keeps telling me, “you made this one, you can make another”, and off it goes. 🙂

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25741
    Florian
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    Well done! And what could be more satisfying than seeing your hand-made stuff in use?!

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #25744
    Sandy
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    And they are more pleasing to the eye than a plastic box or some of the cheap containers you by at Wally World. I think I’ll go out to the shop and make some more!!!!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25755
    Frankie Lee
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    I really like the shape of that box Sandy. Excellent work.

    #25791
    Steve Follis
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    That is a really nice box Sandy, did you make that box for your Stanley 45?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #25797
    Sandy
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    Actually I made that one as a tool box for one of my grandsons. I think he is using it as a tackle box.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25805
    David Gill
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    Sandy I like the shape of your box very unique,
    Steve that is some objective you have set yourself , 100 boxes! Good luck

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #25812
    Greg Merritt
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    Wow Sandy, that lidded box is fantastic! I really like that. It would make a great hanuman style toolbox. Well done.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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