Saturday, 19 April 2014
West Dean Dovetailing Course.
I've been preparing for the forthcoming course and this is what we will be making.
The box carcass is beech and the lid is spalted beech. The sides have all been cut to size and I've grooved them to accept the base, this allows the students to get straight into the dovetailing without spending time on stock preparation.
The end grain beech gives a nice contrast which shows off the dovetails without being too showy.
The lid simply tilts to open, which is very discreet, if anyone prefers adding a handle this can be accommodated.
The inside of the box will be lined to support the lid, involving plenty of use of the shooting board.
I expect everyone to complete this project in the two days, so for those of you coming please make sure your tools are sharp so that we can crack on from the start!