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    Birdseyes and Dovetails

    My wife gave me a Porter Cable dovetail jig for Christmas, the first thing I made using it, is a gift to her. I thought she would use it to put her quilting accesories in....but after she saw it she was thinking a place for her jewelry...we'll see.

    This whole project didn't take a lot of time and gave me a chance to do something with dovetails and glue ups. Karl Laustrup sent me a book a while ago that had a bunch of neat ideas on how to make attractive boxes and one of the things was gluing up assorted woods into the top. This was also a first for me as well as making the handles, which are made out of walnut.I thought the handles should line up with the "stripes" of the assorted woods and give a visual balance. Brass piano hinged used on the backside.

    Woods used are Birdseye Maple, Cherry, Walnut.....and of course Ash.

    Sanded to 220 grit and ready for a couple of coats of pre-catalyzed laquer sprayed on tomorrow.

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    Cool box Steve

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    Geat looking box. It looks like you perfected the dovetails. I really like the stripes of different wood on the top.

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    Very Cool

    I like the wood selection.

    Ben

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    Nice job. I really like the proportion and contrast of the strips on the lid.

    John

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    nice box steve!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    WOW! That is a really nice looking box. Good selection of wood also.

    Now how about going for that one I had marked in the book? Looks like you could handle that with out any problem and I'm sure Judy would like somewhere to hang her necklaces.

    Don't need the book back yet. It's gonna be a while before I get to try anything in there.

    Karl

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    That is really cool, Steve. I wish I had your talent.
    George

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    If I did something that nice for my wife, I think she would die of shock.
    Hmmmm........

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Great looking box

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