The Toolbox (Header) - Ep.2

Laying Out the Dovetails

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I’ll show you how to layout the mitred dovetails that will hold this box together. The reason we’re using mitred dovetails in this instance is to hide a groove within the top and bottom of the box. Which is somewhat difficult to accomplish when using normal dovetails, as you’ll need to produce a stopped groove. Plus, this joinery also looks cooler and is more fun. Can’t argue with that can you?

Series Summary

This 15 part series will teach you the processes involved in making a beautiful toolbox; because it’s about time we made something for ourselves for once!

This course builds on the basic skills learnt in the Dovetail Box Series and the Cabinet Series by introducing more intermediate skills into the equation such as mitred dovetails, tongue and groove joints, and separating a lid after glue-up. You’ll also begin learning how to use routers and router tables in a safe and effective manner.

What’s more, this design is incredibly easy to adapt to different scales to suit different applications.

Get the FREE Plans for the Toolbox here:

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

In this lesson, I show you how to mark out the dovetails on the dovetail box project we completed before this cabinet build. nb

Want a refresher on this step when we made the dovetail box project? This link takes you directly that that lesson.

Unable to cut a straight line? Can’t make square cuts? Can’t get the saw started in the first place?! This lesson will help!

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

*To be filmed

Want to try another project?

Click the images below to find more free lessons to great builds!

Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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