My First Successful Box

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by GoGoZRX posted 11-24-2009 06:15 PM 906 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was told that it looks like a funeral urn, but that’s ok, since I didn’t have a plan when I started.

hopefully these picture links will work…

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

11 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 3000 days

#1 posted 11-24-2009 06:17 PM

I’m sure it’s great but no photos here.

-- Custom furniture

View GoGoZRX's profile


23 posts in 2529 days

#2 posted 11-24-2009 06:20 PM

I -think- they’re right now…

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

View GoGoZRX's profile


23 posts in 2529 days

#3 posted 11-24-2009 06:26 PM

It was while finishing this and getting the lid to fit that I discovered that my lathe is slightly off center… the box and the lid are very slightly oval. but that just makes it a “twist seal!” :~)

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

View woodworm's profile


14164 posts in 3014 days

#4 posted 11-24-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View dbhost's profile


5590 posts in 2655 days

#5 posted 11-24-2009 06:48 PM

Nice turned box. Not sure where the accusation of urn comes from, but whatever. It looks good.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View Sean's profile


18 posts in 3122 days

#6 posted 11-24-2009 07:33 PM

Very nice looking box! Getting started on holiday gifts?

View COPPERHEAD's profile


21 posts in 2530 days

#7 posted 11-24-2009 07:49 PM



View Andrew's profile


709 posts in 2622 days

#8 posted 11-24-2009 08:03 PM

Nice box, they are always a challenge to get the lid to fit just right, only thing I know is don’t sand the lip too much, and don’t put a finish on it. Great job

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

View scrappy's profile


3506 posts in 2854 days

#9 posted 11-25-2009 08:29 AM

Great job. Need to post this in projects. Looks like a great turned box. What kind of wood is it?


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View GoGoZRX's profile


23 posts in 2529 days

#10 posted 11-25-2009 04:29 PM

thanks, y’all.

I don’t know what kind of wood it is… Ever since i got my lathe, I’ve been picking up logs where ever I come across them. I really ought to get a tree/wood identification book. Maybe I’ll ask for one for Baby J’s B-day. :~)

I didn’t post it in Projects because what I’ve read is that is for ‘finished’ projects. this box still needs some more work… I’ve got to sort out the bottom. I’m thinking “green felt.”

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

View john's profile


2362 posts in 3805 days

#11 posted 11-26-2009 04:32 AM

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics