Felt I needed to get my eye in before attempting all the dovetails on the tool chest, so started making a pencil box for a gift. A combination of oak and pine should highlight the joinery – hmm, no pressure.
I got round to taking some pictures of the pencil box I finished a couple of weeks back. A couple of coats of Danish oil and furniture wax brought out the grain and the contrast between the pine and the oak.
Thanks for the kind comments. The contrasting woods certainly highlight the joinery and make the more expensive hardwoods go further. 😉 Probably something to be used in moderation though, as it could overshadow other features of the design if over-done.
The divider for the pencil sharpener and eraser is just a housing dado on each end and a shallow arch cut the same way as Paul did on the coffee table project (saw cuts and chisel bevel-down).