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Finished my first box!!!

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Project by Sgt_Lobo posted 2478 days ago 1959 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here it is, my first box. You can see the whole story about it and many more pictures of it in my latest blog

It has been a long road of learning, but I am fairly pleased with the results… Thanks for taking the time to look!

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO





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Calgirl

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#1 posted 2478 days ago

Scott,
A fine display box for your Iraqi service memorabilia. Your dovetails are tight and the finish looks fantastic. If this is your “first” box, then you are going to be a fine woodworker. Thanks for your service in Iraq.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Sgt_Lobo

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#2 posted 2478 days ago

Thanks calgirl, (btw, my name is Jim…) It means allot to hear this about my first box. I notice a lot of areas I can improve on, but I am happy with the results.

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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dustynewt

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#3 posted 2478 days ago

Excellent job Sarge. Tight work. I’ll be expecting to see more of your stuff. Thanks too, for your service.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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RAH

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#4 posted 2478 days ago

Thanks for your service, my son just returned from Iraq his service was up in June, he was 82 Airborne. Nice box, so far boxes have been difficult for me getting things to square up. I have a couple started boxes in my cabinets, unfinished and still in pieces, nice work.

-- Ron Central, CA

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2478 days ago

I have really been pullin’ for you on this project. Watching you struggle through and then pull it out this nice has been fun to follow. You’ll do fine woodworking. I still learn on every project myself.

Nice work.

Thanks for posting and allowing us to be a part of your woodworking experience.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2478 days ago

Hey Sarge, for all that whining about all the problems you had making this, it ended up looking like it was done by an old pro who has cranked out a couple hundred of these in his carreer! Excellent work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David

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#7 posted 2478 days ago

Sarge -

Excellent! What a great project. Thank you for your service!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Muzhik

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#8 posted 2478 days ago

Great work, man. If you used any filler on those dovetails (as mentioned in the blog) I sure can’t see it. I’ve built a few shadow boxes for others, but none for myself yet. 8 years to retirement. Who knows, maybe we could commission one another to build retirement shadow boxes.

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2478 days ago

You have outdone yourself on this one. Great looking display case – the finish is outstanding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2478 days ago

You did a GREAT job. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dekker

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#11 posted 2478 days ago

Nicely done. Now you have a project that represents two memories: your tour and your woodworking

-- Dekker - http://www.WoodworkDetails.com/

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Dadoo

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#12 posted 2478 days ago

The first thing I noticed was how tight those dovetails were. Then I realized that they were also hand cut. This is what “craftsmanship” is all about. Keep it up!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2478 days ago

Every project is a learning experience from the first one to the one just before we pass on. Enjoy the journey. this came out very nice and will be with you as you travel. Congratulations

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Sgt_Lobo

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#14 posted 2478 days ago

Thank you all for the comments. It really means allot to me. Being that this was my first box and also that it was going to house items that mean allot to me, I was really nervous about how the final product would turn out. But again, I am very pleased and really appreciate all the nice things you all have to say!

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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gene

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#15 posted 2478 days ago

Hay Sarge,
The display box really turned out nice. I know that you are proud of the items you are displaying, as you should be.
I, along with everyone else owes you a lot for your service to our country.
God Bless You!!

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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