My 1st Box

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Project by Arnold posted 2146 days ago 2040 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box top is made from a piece scrap curly or flame maple. Darker wood is has unfortunately slipped my mind. From what I remember I was told it came from Hawaii. Starts with a K. Not Koa. Sounds like Kiwa or Kwila but I think there should be a Y in there somewhere. Made this in a Woodcraft class to learn the ins and outs of box making. Bottom is felt (I added this later at home). Has Brusso Hinges.

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#1 posted 2146 days ago

Really nice box. I love that maple top it really “pops.” Interesting material for the bottom liner too.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 2146 days ago

Fantastic for a first box!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2146 days ago

This is your first box? It seems to me that you got your moneys worth out of this class. Great job on the box. Maybe I should take a class.

-- bryano

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#4 posted 2146 days ago

Very nice and full of treasure too, grin. Well done very well done Alistair

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

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#5 posted 2146 days ago

That is a beautiful box. Keep up the good work.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#6 posted 2146 days ago

That is a beauty!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 2146 days ago

Man, I love the color and grain combinations!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 2146 days ago

Very nice choice of wood, that maple is sharp and contrasts nicely; well done!

-- -=Den

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#9 posted 2145 days ago

That’s a dandy, whether your first or your fiftieth. Excellent work, worthy of Brussos!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 2145 days ago

That’s excellent for a first box, very nice wood choice.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 2145 days ago

Very nice, nice choice of woods and your miters and splines look crisp. Looks like an excellent job.

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#12 posted 2145 days ago

Looks like a really nice box. The lid is a beautiful piece of wood. Wish I had scrap like that.

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#13 posted 2145 days ago

This is where the addiction all started for me, making boxes. Beautiful job on the first one. What’s next?


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#14 posted 2143 days ago

Its a beautiful box, especially for your first…you should see my first(impossible because I would never photograph it,lol) great job….

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#15 posted 2143 days ago

Excellent work. Did you choose the materials or did everyone have the same choice?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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