My first project

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Project by chippytippy posted 12-06-2009 06:22 AM 1375 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I ever did other than making picture frames. It took a while to do, but I was happy with the end result. Make of padauk and ash. Had a bit of a learning experience with making the box joints…lots of trial and error. I think I was most happy with the alternating wood for the lip of the box…this actually was created to fix a mistake. Made a great present for a great friend.

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 06:38 AM

it looks great

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 07:57 AM

Great looking box. Fantastic first! Keep it around so you can see just how much your skills improve over time. (Everyone can improve, But you are off to a good start.

BTW There are no mistakes in woodworking, only “Mid Process Design Changes” haha

Looks great. Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 12:28 PM

You’re off to a flying start with this really nice box with a lot of great details.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 03:11 PM

Very Nice. We all do things to cover up errors but somehow they turn out being neater that if we left it plain, Good job on that one. We look for more projects to come!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 04:01 PM

very well done i wish my first box looked that good

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 05:37 PM

A wonderful first project, looks great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 07:59 PM

great start

-- -erik & christy-

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