Category Archives: Hand Cut Dovetails

Chickering & Sons Piano Box

Quite some time ago, a friend contacted me and asked whether or not I’d be interested in a piano that had been in their family for a long time but was now relegated to the garage.  I had visions of … Continue reading

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Latest Frame Commission and Box Done

I recently received an order for two picture frames from someone in the Portrait Artists of Arizona, they will be used on paintings entered into shows so that’s exciting!  She asked for a fairly simple frame with a black finish. … Continue reading

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Black Limba Dovetailed Box

Seems as if I’ve been quite busy in the shop with commissioned projects which is a good thing but …. I keep telling myself that the Etsy Store needs to have more inventory for the hopefully good Christmas gift season. … Continue reading

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Keepsake Box Final Details

Let me start this out by showing off the completed box and then boring you with the details later,  I’ve often said “it’s all about the wood” and in my mind this project exemplifies that! After glue up it was … Continue reading

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Keepsake Box: Wenge & Spalted Maple

It’s been over a month since my latest blog and that’s partially due to our summer schedule but also my latest Etsy commission is one that my client didn’t want to see until it was complete.  Here’s a picture of … Continue reading

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15° Boxes Progress

As I mentioned in my latest blog titled the Week in Review one of the projects I was working on was the 15° box.  It’s a variation of the slanted dovetail series of boxes I began building a couple of years … Continue reading

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First Hand-cut Dovetails in Over a Year!

Hard to believe isn’t it?  It sure was for me when I calculated the time.  The last big dovetailed project was my Armoire, then Diane and I did our 6 month Scottsdale adventure where my focus was carving and gilding … Continue reading

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