First Boxes

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Project by isaac42 posted 07-24-2014 02:04 AM 987 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m pretty new to woodworking and decided to try my hand at building boxes. I built seven in all, using a mixture of walnut, maple, and cherry. I think my personal favorite is the cherry box with walnut splines. I finished the boxes with Watco Danish Oil. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 02:52 AM

Very nice! I like that you wrapped the grain around the corners.

-- I do this for fun.

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 12:28 PM

Very nice. What strategy did you use to get the bump out on the underside of the lid? Tablesaw?

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 01:53 PM

ThorinOakenshield: I used a 3/4” straight bit on my router table to cut the bottom of the lids.

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 01:55 PM

This is a nice lot of boxes and well done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 03:57 PM

Very nice work. I applaud doing several at once … I’ve always found that helps me work on technique much better than doing one at a time.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 12:06 AM

Great looking set of boxes! They’ll be handy to keep your items in!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 04:44 PM

Nice looking boxes. I love it when people say this is my First Time doing this and it looks like they have been doing it for years.

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