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My Journey #4: It's Done

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Blog entry by MarkN posted 2290 days ago 775 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes i finally finished my stationary box and am well pleasede with it. the journey has been fun and i learned a lot of things on it. first that when you make a draw do not measure it so tightly that you spend 3 days shaving it down till it fits perfectly. i learned how to do my first box joints that quite frankly look marvolus. and i learned that toung oil needs a little love to make it shine. ther are some mistakes that i made but i am so sure that on any project that we do there will always be something that we are not so happy about. so take a look at my finished box, the first box i ever made and tell me what you think. it was quite a journy.

-- Mark from Deer Park, Texas



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GaryK

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#1 posted 2290 days ago

Pretty nice! Those box joints are very nice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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oldfolks

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#2 posted 2290 days ago

That is why I joined LJ, to learn how to use tools I have never used and to make really nice projects as you have. Nice work Mike.
oldfolks

-- oldfolks

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2290 days ago

Mark,

This box looks pretty good to me. We tend to be our harshest critics as we focus more on the perceived flaws rather than on our successes. These “flaws” usually go unnoticed by the end users. In this case you stretched yourself and pushed your abilities beyond your normal comfort zone. The box joints turned out nicely. And while you spent a good deal of time on the drawer you learned a good deal from the experience.

Give yourself a pat on the back. You did a good job with this box and you are deserving of the accolades.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mario

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#4 posted 2289 days ago

Very nice.

As you keep working the process gets easier and your expectations will increase as you push yourself as a woodworker. Have fun and enjoy the trip.

-- Hope Never fails

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flink

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#5 posted 2289 days ago

That looks darned nice. I like the finish.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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Woodwayze

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#6 posted 2270 days ago

Yep.. A real nice job.. Personally, I would have used thinner timber for the casework, but you have made some nice joints and overall the job is well put together, and I bet your kids want one too!
regards
John

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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Woodwayze

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#7 posted 2270 days ago

Oops posted twice

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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