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  • #427347
    btyreman
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    I managed to make a sliding lid dovetail box for my brother this christmas, here are some photos of it, very happy with how it turned out, it’s all american white oak, except the base which is quartersawn brown oak.

    attached are some photos, I hope you like it,

    regards, Ben.

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    #427368
    David B
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    Nicely done! Dovetails look perfect.

    #427762
    btyreman
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    Nicely done! Dovetails look perfect.

    thanks david, I try my best, filling the holes where the groove goes through was more challenging for me than the joinery, getting the end grain to match is an art in itself.

    I really love making these boxes as gifts, the way people react is priceless when they get it and worth more than any money in the world.

    #427993
    Spencer Gaskins
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    Beautifully done! I agree on the dovetails – very nice!

    #428226
    SmokyRick Crawford
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    Very nice indeed. I don’t believe I have ever heard of brown oak before. Is it a local thing? Whatever it is, this turned out great!

    Well, I just googled and found this about brown oak.:
    http://www.wood-database.com/brown-oak/
    Pretty interesting.

    In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA

    #428339
    deanbecker
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    Good job, i think matching the grain is what sets a piece apart. They look so much better when they flow around the corners like that

    #428368
    btyreman
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    Very nice indeed. I don’t believe I have ever heard of brown oak before. Is it a local thing? Whatever it is, this turned out great!

    Well, I just googled and found this about brown oak.:
    http://www.wood-database.com/brown-oak/
    Pretty interesting.

    I should have clarified that it’s english oak for the base, quercus robur, hope that helps, thanks.

    #428515
    btyreman
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    Good job, i think matching the grain is what sets a piece apart. They look so much better when they flow around the corners like that

    thankyou, I’m glad you noticed, I always take a long time choosing the grain configuration.

    #428517
    btyreman
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    Beautifully done! I agree on the dovetails – very nice!

    thankyou so much

    #446929
    Richard Guggemos
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    Well done

    #447756
    btyreman
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    Well done

    thanks Richard

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