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Project by DarBotto posted 11-18-2016 03:28 AM 2364 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a novice trying to learn.

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#1 posted 11-18-2016 04:39 AM

I would say your learning is advancing quickly. Nice work.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-18-2016 09:07 AM

Nice boxes,really like the look of the crotch, appears to rise up/ textured a bit.

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#3 posted 11-18-2016 11:18 AM

Very nice. What types if wood did you use? The grain and contrasts are eye catching.

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#4 posted 11-18-2016 11:24 AM

i like them. Be careful with boxes, they are addictive.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#5 posted 11-18-2016 01:52 PM

Wooden hinges are my best part here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-18-2016 02:21 PM

Great box and esp for a novice. Hang in there.

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2016 03:00 PM

That’s 5 great starts to this site and welcome.
We want more. LOL

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

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#8 posted 11-18-2016 03:47 PM

Nice start.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 11-18-2016 04:09 PM

they look good

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#10 posted 11-18-2016 08:04 PM

Well done. I really like the hinge on the first picture. Looked like an owl at first glance.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#11 posted 11-18-2016 08:53 PM

This is a good looking box. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 11-19-2016 11:43 AM

DarBotto, welcome to Lumber Jocks. You are off to a very nice start. I like your boxes, and it looks like you are unafraid to try new techniques. If there are things I can help with, let me know.

Here are some sources of information by topic if you want to explore them.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Cutting cloth liners for trays and the bottom of boxes.
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Teaching Boxmaking

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 11-19-2016 12:53 PM

Very nice boxes.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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