Today, I made my very first dovetail box from pieces of scrap wood. I separated one of the leftover pieces from the ladder project and planed them to 1/4″ for the sides of the box. The front is a piece of Canadian cedar our house is planked with, which I planed to 1/2″. The back is a piece of fir firewood I sawed and planed. The bottom is plywood. The overall size is 11″x6″x2″.
It’s very imperfect with lots of tool marks, the inside sides were supposed to be outside and on one of the pins I sawed on the wrong side of the pencil mark, so I had to fill it with splinters. But that doesn’t bother me much, since it was mostly an exercise, which taught me quite a bit. I plan to put my chisels in there.