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Blog entry by mnorusis posted 11-02-2009 04:07 PM 867 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m making my first box (either a jewelry box or a nice tea box for the kitchen) and got to work on the sides and bottom last night.

When I got everything cut out, and dry fit it all together, it fit perfectly! For someone who has struggled with making things square and getting mitered joint to line up even reasonably, I was literally jumping for joy!

Hopefully another couple of night of work and I’ll be done.

-Mike



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#1 posted 11-02-2009 04:16 PM

Good job. some pics would help

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 04:47 PM

YEs, I suppose they would :-)

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#3 posted 11-02-2009 05:15 PM

Mike, it looks like you have a nice start on the box. This is going to be interesting to follow.

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

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#4 posted 11-02-2009 05:17 PM

way to go

-- gagewestern

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 05:21 PM

Thanks all…

Andy’s art box tutorial has been absolutely invaluable to me in building this. Next time I’m going to make a jig with stop block so I don’t have to spend nearly so much time getting the mitered side pieces to length. It ended up working out, but you gotta like the reproducability of a jig.

btw, I’m using a piece of the large rough lumber crotch mahogany I got last week for this box. I have rediculously high hopes for the grain in this wood, I think it’ll be absolutely amazing. Which makes working on this box quite nerve racking b/c I don’t want to waste this wood. Maybe I should have started with a simple pine box first…oh well :-)

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 09:24 PM

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 10:59 PM

Looks good from here hope to see the finished box soon.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 01:30 AM

Looks like all is progressing well. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 01:32 AM

Very nice! Good looking wood, too.

I can sympathize with your struggles. I am making my third box and only made my first a week ago. I’m going to take a look at that art box tutorial. I can also recommend Doug Stowe’s book, Basic Box Making, which I’m currently working through.

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 09:49 PM

Very good start,I look forward to seeing more.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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