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Project by Armand posted 1480 days ago 1530 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second project, a handmade box for my mom. The only power tool I used for miter and bevel cuts is a circular saw that has been converted into a table saw. Wish I have a jointer, thicknesser and router.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1480 days ago

You should be very proud of this. It’s not the best box I have ever seen, but it is very well done. That’s especially true when you consider the tools you had to work with. You should feel encouraged.

Look forward to seeing future projects.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1480 days ago

The best projects are the ones we give away and that is one of the best! Keep it up.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 1480 days ago

Got to admire your drive, with limited tools your project came out wonderful. You have woodworking in your blood and it shows, thanks for posting and sharing your story. Good luck and stay safe…Blkcherry

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Jesse

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#4 posted 1480 days ago

Nice job armand! I’m new to wood working too and I’m inspired by this. I think I would have been pretty intimidated to try and build that with hand tools. ( Then again I am pretty lazy). I too have been wishing I had a jointer/ planer! Spent a few hours last night reading reviews actually lol.

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patron

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#5 posted 1480 days ago

well done , armand .

by hand is a good teacher for power tools ,

and this is a nice piece ,

your mother will cherish it .

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1480 days ago

Wow! Very impressive.

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

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Gary

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#7 posted 1480 days ago

Wolw….I’d be realproud of that box. Nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Armand

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#8 posted 1480 days ago

Thanks to all of you, your good comments are the greatest reward.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 1480 days ago

Ang ganda! Nice style of spline. It becomes a dovetail spline yet it is manually made. I think the red LAUAN or Philippine mahogany was selected in this project. Good start. Keep it up. Working with handtools proves your skill.

-- Bert

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1480 days ago

Very impressive Armand…You should be very happy with the results…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Dan

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#11 posted 1480 days ago

There is a certain feeling of reward when you do something by hand rather then by power tool. I often pass on using a power tool and go for the hand tools. Especially when I am making something for family. I am making a toy chest for my boys and have done a lot of it by hand. I guess its just a better feeling knowing I spent the time and extra work for them.

Very nice box!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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tomd

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#12 posted 1480 days ago

Great job, a very nice piece.

-- Tom D

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Eagle1

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#13 posted 1480 days ago

I agree with Rich. Nice job for your first box. I’m sure mom will cherish it for years. What I can see on the miters they are real tight.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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littlecope

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#14 posted 1480 days ago

Great First Box, Armand!!
I’ll bet you can’t make just one!! :)

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

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TJ65

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#15 posted 1480 days ago

This is a great box, I wish I had made it!
Your mum will love it especially with the pull out tray.
The next one you make you will have to sell and the next and next ….......etc…. then you can get yourself all that you wish. I really dont think you need it tho! :-)
Keep up the wonderful work

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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