- 19 July 2016 at 5:02 am #138583
Well let’s try this again – posted this earlier and it went to electron oblivion. Arrgh!
Made a dovetailed box to practice long lines of dovetails and ended up with a 12″ tall x 12″ wide x 11 1/4″ deep box. Decided to make it into a small chest of drawers. I used 18th century drawer making techniques. Learned a lot and got to use some new techniques: fitting a long line of dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails, drawer making, making my own drawer pulls.
The carcase, drawer fronts and drawer bottoms are pine and drawer sides and drawer backs are poplar. Finished with shellac and wax.
For those interested in a play-by-play and a lot more pics, I made 6 blog entries of this build – my blog address should be in my signature line. Then look to the blog archive for “Mini Chest of Drawers”. Thanks for looking.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
You must be logged in to access attached files.19 July 2016 at 7:13 am #138589redwoodParticipant
Great little project Matt, enjoyed the blog, added this one to my must make list.
Nice job 😉19 July 2016 at 12:23 pm #138599migarryParticipant
This is really nice.19 July 2016 at 3:49 pm #138613David BParticipant
Great looking joinery there!19 July 2016 at 9:43 pm #138629
Thanks all. I’d highly recommend something like this before committing a saw to nicer wood, such as for the Sellers tool chest project or any other that involves long lines of dovetails.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/20 July 2016 at 7:48 pm #138654Dan RoperParticipant
Nice work Matt. Lovely little chest.
Dan28 July 2016 at 10:08 am #138879Paul DallenderParticipant
Simple but beautifully made. Having just started out I dream of doing something as good as that.
Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England28 July 2016 at 4:11 pm #138923ColevalleytimParticipant
Nice work Matt28 July 2016 at 4:54 pm #138925
Thanks again guys. And @pompeyexile – it’ll happen sooner than you think. Just keep practicing and before you know it, you’re doing some really nice work.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/7 August 2016 at 3:17 am #139171poolshark86Member
looks good! nice crisp tails there.
Danny Allen16 August 2016 at 10:50 pm #139389STEVE MASSIEParticipant
Nice job Matt it looks great. That will be a useful chest for something.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
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