Box #1: Box Making

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Blog entry by joshtank posted 04-06-2010 05:22 PM 1288 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve only done a few projects thus far. And this is my first time making a box.

Here is what I have so far. The top is heart pine and poplar. Still need to do some sanding, add a finish and hinges.

Here it is uncut.

This is a different box – but here’s the jig for cutting the splines.

And the splines drying.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 05:36 PM

Nicely done. It look simple enough for me to give a try . Thank you for sharing


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#2 posted 04-06-2010 06:05 PM

Very good job. Making boxes are great for gifts and honing your skills, look forward to see more.

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 08:06 PM

Nice job, and jig.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 09:17 PM

Oh, so that’s how those corner discs are placed! Good job!


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#5 posted 04-06-2010 09:28 PM

Wow great for first attemt or even 99th attempt I like it looks very nice kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 09:43 PM

Nice box. Thanks for sharing. I learn something new everyday.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 10:14 PM

Welcome to LJs. great blog, you picked right up on this. It is helpful to tag the blog with words that relate to what you are doing and/or the material you are using – such as : jig, splines, miter, box, heart pine, poplar, etc. it helps people find these in the future if they are indexed with tags.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 04-07-2010 08:06 PM

Good crisp job joshtank. But beware, boxmaking can become an obsession!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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