Lidded Dovetailed Box

Due to this being a secret I wasn’t able to post pictures until now. So here it is, including all the mistakes and beauty.

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Sides and top rough cut and marked to minimize screw ups.

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Glue up of the bottom (left) and the top (right)

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Used the router to cut the first portion of the dovetail.

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Hand cut the second part of the dovetail, required due to spacing of the first cuts being to close together, a miscalculation on my part.

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Initial trial assembly, the dovetails actually look decent here.

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Just after the glue up, notice the 1/8th inch bead on the base of the box. Still need to do glue cleanup and trim the dovetails slightly.

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View of the inside of the lid, note the lip that was an unfortunate afterthought due to miscalculations.

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Final picture of the box with a double coat of finish. I wish I would have had time to use my polissoir on it with some wax, but that didn’t happen.