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My first box...

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Project by HickoryHill posted 09-28-2014 04:11 PM 1216 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first box I’ve attempted. Really just seeing if I could do it.

Carcass is oak, bottom is maple, the top inset is spalted maple I had lying around and the splines are wenge from a scrap I had left over. Everything was assembled as a closed in box and then the top/bottom pieces cut and separated.

All in all I don’t think it turned out to shabby.

You can see the table it is sitting on here.

-- Jim, Michigan





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maddawg308

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 05:28 PM

For your first box, it came out very nice!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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ThumbHammer

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 05:50 PM

Yours looks way better than my first box. Very nice job.

-- Are we all Square?

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 09:04 PM

Exceptionally neat box, and beautiful choice of woods, they go so well together.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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DLC

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 06:20 PM

Jim, great looking box. I’m trying to gear up to do something like that as well. I really like the idea of mitered corners with splines, such as you did. What was your basic method for cutting the miters? Table saw with sled, hand saw with miter box, etc?

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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HickoryHill

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 06:53 PM

Yes, it was a table saw sled.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Richard

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#6 posted 10-03-2014 08:01 PM

Nice , did you cut the top from the bottom or make it seperatly.

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HickoryHill

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#7 posted 10-03-2014 08:30 PM

I cut the top from the bottom Richard.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Mahini

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#8 posted 10-27-2014 09:11 PM

So far I have made 5 or 6 boxes. Each time they get worse, but I learn. Any way if it’s ur first I gotta be killing u.

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Richard

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#9 posted 10-27-2014 10:44 PM


So far I have made 5 or 6 boxes. Each time they get worse, but I learn. Any way if it s ur first I gotta be killing u.

- Mahini

Yep I really think some people are Streching it a bit when they CLAIM this is is my first ever whatever it is. Maybe the first one that came out good enough to show ? But I havent even got to that point yet so . :)

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HickoryHill

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#10 posted 10-28-2014 12:00 AM

Sorry Mahini and Richard…......it was the first. Now there are some other things I have screwed up plenty on.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Richard

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#11 posted 10-28-2014 05:32 PM

Jim , I was just wishing I could make a first something that comes out this good.

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