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First Attempt at a Box

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Project by toxicoval56 posted 01-30-2010 08:38 PM 1889 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Making a box is not as easy as it sounds. The work that is done on this website with regard to gift boxes is amazing. This box is made from bubinga and curly maple. it is a simple box design. I think I would like to improve on this the next time with some of the different techniques available. But this will have to do for now. I made it for a friend and he was happy with it. Thanks for looking.

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patron

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 08:43 PM

looks real nice ,
and for a first ,
excellent !

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

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Triumph1

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 08:58 PM

If this is your first attempt I can’t wait to see what is coming up next! Great job. What woods did you use? Watch out…box making can become addictive.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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jack1

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 09:12 PM

Nice wood and great job.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 09:46 PM

For a first attempt, great work! I definitely wont be posting my first box.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Arnold

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 09:47 PM

Nice Attempt

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 10:35 PM

Great box especially for a first attempt! You accomplished something in your first attempt that I haven’t figured out how to do yet – cut off the lid at an angle.

Very nice job!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Tim Gates

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 10:43 PM

Having recently tried a box for the 1st time, I definitely agree that they are anything but easy. You did a very nice job on yours.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 11:44 PM

great job on your first…. nothing at all wrong with it… simple lines are sometimes the best… let’s the wood do the speaking..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 11:46 PM

Very well done! Nice choice of hinge hardware as well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 12:32 AM

very good job, what did u use for a finnish?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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AllorNoThumbs

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 12:53 AM

I enjoy box making and that is very nice, the mix of wood choices looks great…ALOT better than my first box lol !!! They are fun with reasonably quick satisfaction.

-- enjoy your wood...

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 01:51 AM

This first box just shows you have nice woodworking skills allready. I can see you did a good job on the hinges, those edges look nice and tight.

Best,

-- Jim

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 01:52 AM

This is fabulous for a first try. You ought to see some of mine (!) Very thoughtful gift.

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#14 posted 01-31-2010 02:11 AM

great work – and brussos to boot!

-- -erik & christy-

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#15 posted 01-31-2010 02:24 AM

I like how you made the handle.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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