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    I really enjoy cutting dovetails, albeit I am not that good.   I did learn a lot from watching these especially patience!  This is my first attempt on cutting dovetails after watching Mr. Sellars go at it at a very precise and methodical approach.   Only problem I had was trying to level the bottom and ended up removing to much material.  Oh well, it was cut from scraps and is being used to hold chisels on the work bench. Made from pine, finished with Danish oil.



    Eddy Flynn

    chisel box looks great Dan keep up the good work

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

    Greg Merritt

    Dan…nice work on the box.  Dovetails get easier….quantity is the key!


    Nicely done Dan !   Gregory is right on about quantity, make a dozen of those little boxes with the lids,  they are so handy to have around the shop/house.



    Dave/Greg, I couldn’t agree more!   What also helped me out a lot was to work on chiseling the housing dados of the wall clock.  Being able to to chisel with even pressure helped keep the tails straight.  Now I just need to work on sawing square.     I have big plans for these dovetail boxes.  Everyone in my immediate family is going to get one for Christmas this year.

    Eddy,  thanks for the kind words!


    Greg Merritt

    So…a couple of weeks ago the wife tells me that I should make a jewelry box for her cousins’ little girl’s birthday. (for those of you not married…when your wife says you should it mean THOU SHALT). So building upon my inspiration from the Follansbee Carving video that @ken posted, I made a small jewelry box. There is a small sliding tray on the inside and I added a little felt to spiff it up.


    Wow Greg, that is great work buddy, you should be proud of that one.

    Nice job buddy. 😉


    Very nice! My carving skills rank just below that of a ground sloth with no arms or legs, so that is most impressive to my eye. There is a little girl who is going to be just thrilled with that gift, I’m sure!


    That looks good man!

    Texas, USA


    Awesome Greg,really like the carving.

    Lopik - Netherlands


    Wow Greg, really cool looking box. Thanks a lot for posting)

    Toronto, Canada

    Martin Bargeman

    Very nice, good work Greg..

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    David Gill

    The box is great you have a true talent, I bet you have a nice set of instructions and sketches to go with it.
    How many hours did you put into the build

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    Steve Follis

    Greg, you are going to make your cousin’s little girl very happy! And I am sure you have just succeeded in creating a longer list from your wife. The box looks great!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Mark Armstrong

    Very impressed 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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