Scots Pine Pencil Box

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  • #24916
    jespiir
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    This is the first project where my dovetailing has improved to a point where I personally find it acceptable. I’m starting to get the basic routine into my hands and as I progress I can reduce the margins to my layout lines – saving a lot of paring. Paring that in my case introduce great risk of working past the lines or getting things out of square.

    Even though the dovetail box is a small project it contains a lot of different techniques: dovetailing, groove cutting, rebate cutting in the lid, raised panel on the lid and the gouge work forming the thumb recess on the lid.

    All in all I learned a lot and look forward to building more boxes.
    This one got wrapped up and became a Christmas gift for my brother.

    Happy new year 🙂

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #24922
    David Gill
    Participant

    That is a very well made box, I like the way the grain is running around the thumb recess , that must have been planned.Well done

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #24923
    kelly
    Participant

    Good job.

    Texas, USA

    #24924
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    That’s a very crisp looking Box well done.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #24925
    Ken
    Participant

    Really nice work, good job buddy

    #24926
    Frankie Lee
    Participant

    Very clean looking box, well done. Hopefully with a lot of practice I can get to this standard.

    #24936
    John Moore
    Participant

    The pencil box looks very good. Your dovetails are very tight. Way to go!

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #24940
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Well done! A very nice example.

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    #24945
    Sandy
    Participant

    Great looking box. I bet your brother will be proud to have it.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #24954
    jespiir
    Participant

    Thanks for all the kind comments!

    David, as you concluded some planning went into the grain patterns. It is a big part in the final appearance but requires a lot of thought when selecting and cutting the pieces.
    The sides of the box were ment to be continous grain flowing around. But I messed up and managed to flip one piece the wrong way. That’s on my list of improvements for next time.

    All the best!

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #24984

    Great job, it’s not acceptable it’s just Great))
    Thanks for posting and sharing with us)

    Toronto, Canada

    #25229
    DeniseG
    Participant

    Exceptional quality on all the joinery and finish details.

    i'd prefer to make it myself

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