My first box. Spalted quilted maple

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 10-20-2015 07:46 PM 1653 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started as just some dovetail practice and turned into something beautiful.
Hand tools only, no electrons were harmed.

-- Tim

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#1 posted 10-20-2015 07:53 PM

Very nice! I like it a lot.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 09:02 PM

That’s one fancy box for a first try, well done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 09:59 PM

great job man beautiful wood keep it up and welcome to the site i being new here myself can say ive been inspired by many great woodworkers that have shown there work time for me to get posting something.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 10-20-2015 10:39 PM

Beautiful wood. Beautiful box. Very nicely done.

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#5 posted 10-21-2015 01:10 AM

Woohoo what a prize … I really like your subtle little handle, nice touch … I think you’ve been around dove tails for a while …
Welcome to LJ’s

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 10-21-2015 01:27 AM

Thanks for all the kind words guys.
Last Christmas I started woodworking by buying myself a set of Stanley 750 chisels and by March I had enough hand tools to start building a bench. I built it out of Southern Yellow Pine only using hand tools. It took me a month to complete.
Since then I’ve been doing small shop projects and a lot of practice stuff.
This was my fourth attempt at cutting dovetails and the the only one that was good enough to see through to completion.
I have gained all of my knowledge from what i call “YouTube University”

You can see pictures of my bench build on Instagram, just search for Timmy2Hands

-- Tim

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#7 posted 10-21-2015 02:12 AM

Very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-21-2015 09:16 AM

Well Done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-21-2015 11:23 AM


-- Do like you always do,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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#10 posted 10-21-2015 02:30 PM

That is a gorgeous piece of work. Great job on the dovetails and use of some beautiful wood to make such a nice box.

-- Daniel S

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#11 posted 10-21-2015 04:38 PM

Very nice job!

-- Brian Noel

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#12 posted 10-21-2015 04:46 PM

Man!!! I wonder what your products are going to look like when you finally learn how to do it :).

Beautiful work!!!

Have a good’un


-- rejo55, East Texas

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#13 posted 10-21-2015 04:57 PM

Nicely done and the wood is fantastic. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 10-21-2015 06:10 PM

You practice on gorgeous lumber like that?! Gutsy! Or maybe I’m just a coward! Very nicely done, Tim. Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 10-21-2015 07:32 PM

Outstanding work T2H. You may want to look at this thread, you’d be a good candidate.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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