Dovetailed Keepsake Box

Shortcuts learned as you build this classic box help you become a better joiner.

By Glen. D. Huey
Pages: 44-47

From the April 2011 issue #189
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This box is chock-full, but don’t look on the inside. Check out the outside. It’s loaded with dovetail joinery – through dovetails on the front and half-blind dovetails on the back. It’s an ideal practice project for the finer points of the dovetail joint and when you’re finished you’ll have a great-looking keepsake box that can be built on the cheap using offcuts.

Video: Learn how to turn inexpensive hardware into dark, grungy hinges.
Video: Watch Frank Klausz pound out dovetails in three minutes.
In our store:New Masters of the Wooden Box” by Oscar Fitzgerald.
Model: Download the SketchUp model for the Keepsake Box.

From the April 2011 issue #189
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