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Offering box - First attempt at dovetail joinery

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Project by Obi posted 10-26-2006 12:07 AM 5081 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real project was January this year and it was a set of kitchen cabinets for a friend of mine (up until that point I was a Computer Service Technician) The friend wanted all of his drawers dovetailed so I practiced on this really nice piece of 1/2 ” Maple. we after I finished the box, my wife didn’t want it but my Brother-in-Law needed an offering box for his church so he got it. This was the box that that I was doing when I left the rag on the mahogany pulpit and then had to oil the pulpit also I really think God likes me, because I could have just as easily been staining something and the the pulpit would have been ruined.





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#1 posted 10-26-2006 08:01 AM

Obi

Well done, a nice looking box, box making beats the …...l out of being a Computer Service Technician!

Tony Ward

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#2 posted 10-26-2006 11:49 AM

Thanks Tony. Now, to make dovetailed computer cases.

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#3 posted 10-26-2006 12:25 PM

Hi Obi,
Very nice work, & Beautiful wood grain.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 10-26-2006 04:44 PM

Thanks Dick. The maple cabinets were what changed my life. They provided me with all the tools, and the desire was already there. In the time since I’ve made jewelry boxes, bread boxes, bathroom shelves that straddle the toilet, picture frames, night stands, pulpits, benches, tables, a checkerboard (which still needs to be trimmed) a bed, my own tool box, an end table/magazine rack. Most of it was just to make the mistakes needed so that when someone says “I want one of those” I dont make the mistakes on theirs. I’ve told several people “you need to find your hobby. The hobby that you can sell. That’s the job you’ll love the most and put the most care, time and effort into.”

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 07:14 AM

This is a great job for the first try. Mine didn’t come out so neat at this piece of yours! I already tossed mine.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 04-22-2007 04:05 PM

Greta job. Obi! Wow! what a nice piece of wood, too. Expensive trial and error wood, though.

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 04-22-2007 04:25 PM

Obi, what a great box and such great use of the wood. I love it!! Another great “donation” to a church.

-- Jimmy

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#8 posted 04-23-2007 12:10 AM

yeah… i’ll bet that board cost $10.00… but I didn’t pay for it.

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#9 posted 04-23-2007 12:21 AM

Hey Obi, how is the move going?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 04-23-2007 12:25 AM

Slow… got the shop, just have to find liability insurance before I can move in. some time next week, I’m hoping

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#11 posted 04-23-2007 12:44 AM

Sounds like your almost there. Looking forward to seeing some of the output of the new shop. Did you make it to the woodworking show in Sac this weekend?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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