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    Martin Bargeman
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    This is my small display cabinet I’ve been working on this week, its only 24 x 12 inches approx. Its done in pine as a mock up for a future project. It gave me plenty of chances to practice dovetails and a couple of dados, and my first ever half lap dovetails. I was really pleased with them for a first time effort with the first one taking well over an hour πŸ™‚ but after I sort of knew what I was doing the process got faster..
    Just the finishing touches to go now like setting the door , adding handles to door and drawer , fitting back and then the finish..

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

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    Ken
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    Nice little cabinet, Dovetails look great, nice job. πŸ˜‰

    #12414
    George Bridgeman
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    Great work, Martin! What do you have in mind for the finish?

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #12415
    Mexiquite
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    Well done!!

    #12417
    Martin Bargeman
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    Thanks fellas, don’t know yet George , I reckon Shellac and wax. It was with some boards I had left, I wanted to use it as a reference for when I copy it with some more decorative timber using two different colour woods like walnut and maple. I have never made or fitted a drawer so was experimenting with that and for this project I cut a rebate on the back just for some ply to fit in but next time would like a solid wood back set in a frame and panel.

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    #12431
    David Gill
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    Martin a very nice cabinet very neat joints I like the half lap dovetails I hope Paul gives us a demo soon , I have never cut one yet

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #12433
    Mark Armstrong
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    Very good neat joints.
    I can just see in Walnut and Maple. πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12434
    Martin Bargeman
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    Thanks David, they was my first, I followed the instructions from a dovetail book I ordered,I think I literally went into a trance like state where I was concentrating so hard πŸ™‚

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    #12485
    STEVE MASSIE
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    That is really a neat looking little cabinet, great job all around and your DoveTails turned out really nice.

    Thanks for sharing !

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #12537
    Martin Bargeman
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    Cabinet all finished now, my wife has already given me my next project, a tv cabinet which im looking forward to getting my teeth into.. πŸ™‚

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

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    Mark Armstrong
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    That’s come out really well.
    Those lapped Dovetails look great. πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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