Mohagany box with Flame Box Elder Handle

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Project by CKM posted 12-08-2009 06:10 PM 1860 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first miter splined boxes with a simple lift off lid. It turned out decent, mainly because of the beauty of the wood. I needed to make the walls of the box thicker to accomodate the splines which is the reason for the pieces in the four corners on the interior of the box. It was a mistake that I was able to cover up well enough, and I learned from it, and haven’t made that mistake since.
It seems like every new box brings a new set of mistakes to learn from. In my book that’s what I call an opportunity! :)

-- CKM - Minnesota

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 06:44 PM

great looking box, i like the wood and the handle makes it pop.

we seem to be on the same opportunity train

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 06:49 PM

Very nice once again. Can I get a ticket for this train?

-- Centerville, MN - Hobbyist and DIYer

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 09:03 PM

Nice box and the handle adds that little extra flare.

If that’s what learning from your mistakes is called, I could write a book on opportunity. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 02:17 AM

Great Wood and Great Job, my Friend!!
I saw one box here where the fella used the splines on the inside to support a tray… ;-) Even more WW’ing fun, you know…?!
Welcome to LJ’s!!

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

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 03:24 AM

Welcome to LJ’s! Great box. Love the handle. Mitered spline corners are NOT as easy as they look. You did a great job.

By the way…..I like to call those “Mid Process Design Changes” not mistakes. haha Great recovery. Also like Littlecopes ides to use them to hold the tray.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 08:04 AM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I didn’t even think about using the splines to hold the lid. That would have been a good solution as well.

As for that opportunity train, I find that mine already has a lot of cars on it, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll be adding more cars as I go. :)


-- CKM - Minnesota

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