|I've been working on a batch of dovetailed boxes with pivot hinge lids. The four smaller ones are complete. These are a good seller at galleries and shows and I love dovetailing!!
|The disc is 1" diameter and was cut from some tight burr walnut .
|Here is the lid open with the handle glued in place.
|The finish I used was 6 coats of shellac, left overnight to harden and then cut back with 1,000 and 1,500 grit micro mesh abrasive. The matt surface was then lifted with a carnauba wax blend.
|I aim to keep the reveals as tight as I can without binding. The shooting board is ideal for creeping up on a perfect fit.