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23 May 2013 at 11:50 am #12399
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 🙂 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, UK23 May 2013 at 2:23 pm #12414
Great work, Martin! What do you have in mind for the finish?
"To know and not do is to not know"23 May 2013 at 2:53 pm #12417
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, UK23 May 2013 at 8:03 pm #12431
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 :23 May 2013 at 8:34 pm #12433
Very good neat joints.
I can just see in Walnut and Maple. 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England23 May 2013 at 8:36 pm #12434
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 🙂
Norwich, Norfolk, UK24 May 2013 at 6:18 pm #12485
That is really a neat looking little cabinet, great job all around and your DoveTails turned out really nice.
Thanks for sharing !
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US26 May 2013 at 8:07 pm #12537
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.. 🙂
Norwich, Norfolk, UK26 May 2013 at 10:02 pm #12543
That’s come out really well.
Those lapped Dovetails look great. 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England
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