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Parts and cutting list
Dovetail Caddy cutting list
|Part||Qty||Name||Size (Imperial)||Size (Metric)|
|1||2||Ends||4 1/2” x 3” x 1/2”||114 x 76 x 12.5mm|
|2||1||Front||11 1/4” x 2” x 5/16”||286 x 51 x 8mm|
|3||1||Back||11 1/4” x 3” x 5/16”||286 x 76 x 8mm|
|4||1||Bottom||11 3/4” x 5” x 1/4”||298 x 127 x 6mm|
All parts from mahogany or to preference.
This is a simple project intended to help build skill in dovetailing. You will learn how to make two different types of dovetail, the single dovetail and the double dovetail. We have picked this project because we think you may want a few of them around to contain sandpaper, nails etc. That way you can get a lot of practice dovetailing before we get onto bigger projects.
The tools we use to make this project are quite common, minimal and yet essentially fundamental to all joinery types. Most of the tools below are simply part of the set you will need for all dovetailing in the future. The essential element to all joinery is a keen knife edge, an accurate square and sharp chisels.
Sandpaper (1 x sheet of 120-150 grit & 1 x sheet of 220-250 grit)
1-1½” Natural Bristle Brush
|Wood||A couple square feet of mahogany (or other wood) in 1/2″ (13mm) and 5/16″ (8mm) 1/4″ (6mm) thicknesses.|
|Finish||Shellac (Zinsser [USA] Liberon [UK])|