|Sawing tails first.|
I set my marking gauge so the width of the side pieces would go from the top of the lining to just under where the lid of the box winds up. With that measurement, I ripped some pieces from the bits of Spanish cedar that I resawed earlier, and cut the pieces to length.
|Cute little buggers.|
I found this to be a real challenge in such small dimensions. Also, I didn't have a proper dovetail saw here. For some reason I took my new dovetail saw to Germany and left it there.
|Work holding for cutting the pins using my Dick saw.|
|Joints are ready to glue up.|
|I'm happy with the dovetails.|
|This way, I get a little extra capacity in the till for longer cigars.|
I forgot to include the thickness of the applied bottom. If I do it this way, the lid of the box won't be able to go in.
I can't cut the box down, as the dovetails are already done and I'll compromise the strength of the dovetails if I do that.
The option I decided to go with was to lap the strips into the bottom of the drawer.
|I know, this looks like I'm going to wreck my box.|
Mostly I learned that I need to think my plan out to the end before starting.
|Close up of the cut I'm making.|
|All of the cuts made and coped out.|
|Now it's starting to look right.|
|Seeing how much needs to come off of the bottom pieces.|
|It was then just a matter of planing them to the desired length.|
|Till in place with moveable dividers.|
|I put a few cigars in the bottom compartment. The space on the left is for my hygrometer until I decide exactly how I want to mount it.|
|Room for lots of cigars, and keeping them organized.|
I kind of want to make another one.
If you haven't read the first two parts of this build, you can find them here: