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    David R.

    Hello fellow woodworkers.

    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.

    Thanks for reading and happy woodworking.

    – David

    from Germany


    Well done David, you are not the first to cut on the wrong side of the line buddy, I think we all have, HaHa and I will surly do it again ๐Ÿ˜‰

    As long as we enjoy, and learn from what we do, it can only get better.

    Good job keep it going ๐Ÿ™‚

    Frankie Lee

    Great job David. I plan to do a few boxes like that to practice on as well.

    George Bridgeman

    Great exercise, David. Love your resourcefulness and the look of the box!


    "To know and not do is to not know"

    David Gill

    Great job David, you will find this design and the pencil box design so handy for making containers for your tools

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    Mark Armstrong

    Not a bad attempt at all well done ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England


    Well done @davidR keep up the good work and thank you for posting your projects. Keep them coming.

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