Build a Dovetailed Box

Learn some new woodworking skills or use the ones you have to make this unique box for storing knick-knacks or keepsakes.


| June 2018


woodworking

Woodworker’s Techniques Handbook by Paul Forrester, is a useful tool for any woodworking beginner. Learn about the tools you will use and basic woodworking skills needed for the trade. Try a variety of projects from beginner to advanced, and find what works best for you. This excerpt is located in the chapter, “Practical Applications.”

Dovetailed box Precision marking and cutting are more important than ever when making small objects, because our eyes are drawn to look closely at joints, the way things are put together and the detailing. This box is made with through dovetailing, which acts as both a structural and visual feature. Only a small quantity of wood is needed for small items like this, so take the opportunity to choose an exciting and exotic wood. The prototype is made of yew because, although it is difficult to work, it has a lovely appearance.

wood-box



Tool list

  • Sash clamps
  • Pencil; steel rule; marking knife; try square; marking gauge; mortise gauge
  • Panel saw; dovetail saw; coping saw
  • Jack or smoothing plane; block plane
  • Power router, or rebate plane or shoulder plane and hand router
  • Small bevel-edged chisels
  • Nail punch
  • Cabinet scraper; sandpaper and sanding block

Cutting list

No.                                        Sawn                                                                     Planed

2 long sides               190 x 85 x 20mm(7-1⁄2 x 3-1⁄2 x 3⁄4in)            180 x 75 x 12mm(7 x 3 x 1⁄2in)







mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE









Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265