Wedding Card Box

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Project by NCchance posted 01-05-2018 04:07 AM 438 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not ashamed to get right to the point and admit the heart/arrow feature were done using a HandiBot. The box was constructed of Curly Maple and Purpleheart lumber. This was my first time using many tools I’ve recently acquired. 6” Powermatic Jointer (helical head) and Festool DF 500 to name a few. Needless to say, this was an intimidating process and many mistakes were made and are evident. i.e. Didn’t know how to do stopped dadoes. My wife did the writing because women have steadier hands, duh! Ultimately, I hope those of us who are new to the (dare I say sport?) world of woodworking use this as a motivator to grab the bull by the horns. The first cuts have always been the hardest for me. Lettuce get over it and make some progress! Imgur:

-- Chance Lester

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#1 posted 01-05-2018 12:10 PM

Very nice…..the Handibot is interesting but expensive.

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#2 posted 01-05-2018 04:10 PM

This is an interesting box. Nice work!

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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#3 posted 01-06-2018 05:11 AM

Chance, building boxes is a fine way to build skills. Sounds like you have a great eye for buying quality tools. Remember, there is a fine line between tool collecting and wood working. As time goes by and you get more accustomed to your equipment, I am sure your joinery will evolve. This box has some beautiful wood, and it looks like you are well on your way. Your work certainly looks far better that my early attempts. Nice job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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