Project #1: Walnut Box Attempt

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykerz posted 12-15-2008 03:27 AM 1523 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posting on LJ. By the way, I love all the info on here. Anyways, the box is made from some beautiful walnut I had sitting around. The lid is some scrap beachwood I massaged and glued up. I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turning out, so hopefully I don’t mess up during the finishing process. Thanks for taking the time to look. Jaykerz

-- Jaykerz----I refuse to waste anymore talent...

8 comments so far

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 3769 days

#1 posted 12-15-2008 03:56 AM

Got to start somewhere, the corners look tight and your router work on the lid turned out sharp. Nice looking wood, good start.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View Dusty56's profile


11830 posts in 3930 days

#2 posted 12-15-2008 04:12 AM

Just curious as to why so much overhang on the lid plus having a handle on the top ?
The Walnut is nicely figured and I think you would do it more justice if you downsized that top . JMHO. Thanks for posting and enjoy your hobby . Welcome to LJ’s : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View juniorjock's profile


1930 posts in 4007 days

#3 posted 12-15-2008 04:27 AM

Looks good to me Jaykerz. I see no design problems at all. Keep up the good work.

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4488 days

#4 posted 12-15-2008 04:37 AM

Great looking box. Nice figure on the walnut and contrast with the top.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View jaykerz's profile


26 posts in 3693 days

#5 posted 12-15-2008 05:08 AM

Thanks everyone on the comments. Maybe it is the angle of the pic, but that overhang is only 7/8”. As for the handle, I really couldn’t imagine it not being there at all. The bottom of the lid is rabbeted to fit snuggly. Thanks again for taking the time to look at my project.

-- Jaykerz----I refuse to waste anymore talent...

View Russel's profile


2199 posts in 4181 days

#6 posted 12-15-2008 01:05 PM

That walnut is going to be fantastic with a finish on it and a nice contrast with the lid. Nice box.

-- Working at Woodworking

View Dominic Vanacora's profile

Dominic Vanacora

508 posts in 4111 days

#7 posted 12-16-2008 06:33 PM

I love making small boxes but that’s only the start to you years of fun and enjoyment. The next one will be better somehow, and someday you will have to start giving them away because you will not have any where to put it. That’s the best part you can make them over and over again. I made 13 receipt boxes for christmas and everone was different. Of course the top was what had the most changes. But the different boxes was what I liked. I had to design a different one for each.
This is the start of something Great!

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

View Robb's profile


660 posts in 4176 days

#8 posted 12-16-2008 06:51 PM

Nice profile on the lid, and the walnut you chose for the box is gorgeous! Maple splines in the corners maybe?

-- Robb

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics