Tapered Dovetailed Lidded Bowl

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This is an experiment from a suggestion from Old Tool ( Tom) to try a tapered dovetail on the lid of these bowls. I made a series of process shots when making this one and I find it easier to make than parallel dovetails. Another design enhancement is planned for the next batch.
This one is 3 1/2" diameter and 1 3/4" high. It has 2 -  3/8" rare earth magnets to lock the lid in position so it won't slide out if tilted.
It is finished with Danish oil and clear satin lacquer.
Here is how I built this one:

I used some mesquite cut offs from a previous project and cut one side at 3 degrees,.

I ran the bottom through the router table to make the dovetails at the 3 degree angle and 3/8" deep



I cut the top to fit the bottom using y drop indicator fixture for fine adjustments on the fence to dial in the fit.


I picked up the center  of the top and cut both pieces close to round. Then I glued on an old spigot to hold the pair of them for turning on the lathe








The bottom is bored for  the center holding area and then mounted on a jam chuck to turn away the spigot. I forgot to show a shot of the bottom with the inner holed bored out


The top and bottom are sanded to remove any of the remaining construction material.

You have to have that tail stock center jammed in real tight so the dovetail tops does not fly out when it really get spinning.

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

14 Comments

Nice, Jim! I figured that was a way to make a dovetailed box, but have been monkeying with other experiments before getting to boxes.

May you have the day you deserve!

Nice write up!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Jim,

Neat little box, well done.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Nice box Jim. I've been wanting to work with my lathe lately so I might give this a shot. I've actually never used my dovetail bit. 🫨

.................. John D....................

Very nice looking box, these make a great keepsake holder. Like the addition of the magnet too, nice touch.
As soon as I finish my granddaughter's nightstand project, I'm going to try this. Been a while since I've used my lathe and this project has stirred my interest in turning. Thanks.
GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

very nice,  like the use of the dove tails.

Ron

Amazing Project....Well done Jim....Regards......Cliff.

thank you all for the nice comments....and thanks Tom ( Old Tool) for the suggestion. I will us that on all others in the future!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

This is a nice evolution of your design!
Thanks, Steve

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Always like to see the progress - dovetail opening is always a challenge!

...woodicted

Thanks , Ivan. I like to do this rather than write a blog any more

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day