- 21 April 2013 at 7:14 pm #11204
Been watching the sandpaper caddy and decided I needed one. Made this one out of 1/2 inch cherry. I was going to try to figure out that housed dovetail joint but I decided I will try that out in pine for my next one.
Dovetails in hardwood are decidedly less forgiving than in pine.
You must be logged in to access attached files.21 April 2013 at 7:20 pm #11206Steve FollisParticipant
Wow Dave, that is really nice! Some really interesting grain pattern in there, looks really good. I believe my Daughter would steal that from me if it were mine, and replace it with a shoebox thinking it was a fair trade.
Memphis, Tennessee21 April 2013 at 8:09 pm #11209Kevin BowkettParticipant
Nice, like the dovetails – they appear to be very crisp. The cherry’s finished well.21 April 2013 at 8:56 pm #11211Serhiy D’yachyshynParticipant
Nice work Dave))
Toronto, Canada21 April 2013 at 10:36 pm #11215Mark ArmstrongParticipant
What a lovely caddy and beautiful timber.
Dagenham, Essex, England21 April 2013 at 10:40 pm #11216Greg MerrittParticipant
http://hillbillydaiku.com21 April 2013 at 11:12 pm #11219
Yes the wood is very nice, the timber store has a stack of this 1/2 inch board all quarter sawn. I think I’m going to stock up on this as they said its rare for them to carry 1/2 inch.
-Canada22 April 2013 at 1:03 am #11223BrianJParticipant
Fantastic looking project! love the choice of wood and finish. I showed my wife and she asked how soon I would be up to speed and get one made…. (right after the bench is done honey…. and I cut about 1000 practise dovetails…)
Ontario, Canada22 April 2013 at 8:23 pm #11237Scott VParticipant
Nice caddy Dave… You seem industrious. The fleck pattern on the quarter sawn cherry is striking. I have a few boards of cherry waiting in the wings for my next project. I cannot wait to see how dovetailing goes in the harder wood.
-Scott Los Angeles, California, USA22 April 2013 at 8:50 pm #11240
Thanks for the comments! It was on my to- do list for my small shop. I needed a place to keep my sandpaper :).
Scott, in hardwood, the dovetail cuts need to be bang on with the saw. The wood doesn’t compress like in pine so you can’t really rely on that to press together if the cuts are a little off.
-Canada5 June 2013 at 4:20 pm #13070Adam DrysdaleParticipant
I like it. I need to make myself one of those. That’s my goal for the weekend!
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