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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-15-2014 03:57 PM 1218 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bonus box I made for the box swap. It almost didn’t happen! I found a tool to include as a gift and needed something to put it in. What better for a wood worker to do then to make a small box. I hit the shop and began. That’s when the problems began. The 45’s decided to give me fit, the size didn’t work out, came out to small after I fixed the 45’s. I got so frustrated I threw it in the scrap bin and gave up. With no time left for making a new one prior to mailing I was stuck. I even said “what kind of wood worker am I that I can’t make a simple box”. The next day I dug it out of the scrap bin for another look. That’s when I experimented with the corners. It worked! I quickly sanded and assembled it and made a base and lid and put on hinges. I was even able to get a coat of red oak stain and two coats of wipe on. Just in time to mail! In all this box was a two hour project from cutting to staining and felt! I was really happy with this new design and may use it in future boxes.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 04:32 PM

Great story Jeff. A sign of a good woodworker is his/her ability to find alternative ways to accomplish a task when the primary plan goes south.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 04:41 PM

Nicely saved, Jeff! Will be a great new design for you. What is the printing on the strange tool?

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 04:43 PM

Nice, way to adapt and overcome.

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 05:19 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I really had a fit with this but came out on top. Candy it says Don Carlos and some numbers. Above it is crossed keys. Shane I look forward to seeing your box for the swap! Candy and Lee I really wish you two had joined in! It really was fun!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 05:26 PM

I was sooo tempted. I’m still working on a box I started last Spring! LOL

-- God bless, Candy

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TechTeacher04

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 02:03 PM

That is not printing, it is staining on the antler. I can’t tell what the tool is either.

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CFrye

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 07:39 PM

Sorry for the confusion, Tech. Printing is seen in pic in this post on the Swap thread.

-- God bless, Candy

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