LumberJocks

My First Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by CanuckGal posted 08-07-2009 12:03 AM 1294 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I started making my garage into a woodworking shop, a friend asked me to make her a “Hope Chest”. That was much too big of a task for a beginner like me. So for her birthday I made her this “miniature” hope chest. The we packed it into a real hope chest sized cardboard box. She was very surprised when she opened it.
It was a very good project for learning because I started with rough lumber, milled it, made box joints, and did small glue ups to achieve the final effect. The wood is oak and walnut and a strip of mahogany in the lid and on the bottom.
It may not be a hope chest but it is a very nice recipe box. :)

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.





14 comments so far

View CharlieM1958's profile (online now)

CharlieM1958

15801 posts in 2967 days


#1 posted 08-07-2009 12:14 AM

For a first box, that’s a great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View dustbunny's profile

dustbunny

1149 posts in 2044 days


#2 posted 08-07-2009 12:35 AM

This is really nice, and a special gift.

The color choices of wood look great together, and the box joints look very well done.

Congratulations on succeeding with new skills !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

View Andy's profile

Andy

1579 posts in 2657 days


#3 posted 08-07-2009 01:04 AM

Wow! That is very well done for a first box.Dont stop now,I look forward to seeing more.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

View CreekWoodworker's profile

CreekWoodworker

409 posts in 2046 days


#4 posted 08-07-2009 01:07 AM

The box turned out really nice and I like your choice of wood.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2969 posts in 2251 days


#5 posted 08-07-2009 01:34 AM

Wow, that’s your FIRST try? Great Job!! Do you have the itch to make another one yet? :-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View patron's profile

patron

13171 posts in 2090 days


#6 posted 08-07-2009 01:45 AM

very nice !
you have a gift ,
let’s see more .

....please .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View David65's profile

David65

190 posts in 2034 days


#7 posted 08-07-2009 02:40 AM

Very nice first peace. My first was a small coin box I made out of yellow pine without finger joints so Thumbs up to you and your first peace. Maybe next year you can surprise her with a bigger one.

-- David '65

View Mikeyf56's profile

Mikeyf56

171 posts in 1970 days


#8 posted 08-07-2009 02:45 AM

thats just plain beautiful, great job…..

-- Powered by Smith & Wilson~~~

View CanuckGal's profile

CanuckGal

75 posts in 1964 days


#9 posted 08-07-2009 03:52 AM

Thanks folks! I have made a few more boxes for storage around the shop and to practice up on box joints. But I have some nice purpleheart and blood wood I am going to try something with. :)

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112898 posts in 2326 days


#10 posted 08-07-2009 06:05 AM

Super first box Gal keep up the good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 2179 days


#11 posted 08-07-2009 07:38 AM

Great job on your first box. Nice tight joints and the wood choice compliments each other.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View ellen35's profile

ellen35

2596 posts in 2181 days


#12 posted 08-07-2009 12:26 PM

Very creative. Nice execution.
Just a nice box for a nice occasion.
Looking forward to more!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View Kristoffer's profile

Kristoffer

671 posts in 1964 days


#13 posted 08-15-2009 06:12 PM

Great job, it’s beautiful!!! Great choice of woods. I can’t wait to see how the hope chest turns out.

-- Cheers and God Bless

View dustygirl's profile

dustygirl

862 posts in 2477 days


#14 posted 10-02-2009 04:35 PM

Nice looking box for your first one.Good job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase