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Simple, Poplar box, Mahogany Stain

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Project by dragonnotes posted 1638 days ago 3147 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first box I actually made and finished. I gave it to my 3 year old daughter, hence the plastic jewelry inside.
All poplar, stained and polyurethane. I mortised in the hinges by hand.





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Dean10

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#1 posted 1638 days ago

Nice looking stain. What kinda joints did you use on the sides? Is it just a rabbit??

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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dragonnotes

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#2 posted 1638 days ago

Just simple rabbit joints.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1638 days ago

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1638 days ago

Nice job. It’s good to be daughter approved.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1638 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1638 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

Poplar takes stain very well. Good job

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 1638 days ago

You did a great job. I bet your daughter loves it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 1638 days ago

This is an excellent box. Poplar can be a challenge to stain but it looks like you did a nice job on the box. One of the nicest things that we, as woodworkers, can do is share our skills by making gifts for family and friends. I am sure you daughter will always treasure the box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tuuek

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#10 posted 1637 days ago

I like this box, simple clean design. Spot on!

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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