A few boxes

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Project by Jerry Ihnen posted 01-20-2018 03:45 PM 1019 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some boxes I have made. I have yet to make one that is equal to most of the boxes on Lumberjocks but I’m trying. The fourth box was made from a piece of pine originally used as a valance the house I grew up in. My Mom didn’t like it but my Dad kept the wood. Between my Dad and I, that wood has been stored for over 60 years! I gave it to my sister. I’m sure that most of woodworkers in this group have had some lumber for a very long time also, just waiting for the right project.

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#1 posted 01-20-2018 04:04 PM

“I have yet to make one that is equal to most of the boxes on Lumberjocks but I’m trying.”

I would not sell yourself short. These look great.

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#2 posted 01-20-2018 09:29 PM

Yeah – What he said

fine lookin group of lumber

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-20-2018 10:28 PM

This box is a real beauty. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-20-2018 10:52 PM

Don’t put yourself down! These are all beautiful! Why don’t you join us in the box swap. You make some amazing boxes!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 01-20-2018 11:43 PM

I was thinking don’t sell yourself short but it has already been said. Great job.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 12:44 AM

Very nice looking boxes! You should be really proud of them.

-- Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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#7 posted 01-21-2018 04:12 AM

That definitely gives me something to aspire to! (as was said previously – don’t sell yourself short, Jerry!)

I wish I had the time to contribute to the box exchange. I saw the post a few days ago, but there’s no way I’d manage to get something in by the deadline. Count me in for next year, though!

Don t put yourself down! These are all beautiful! Why don t you join us in the box swap. You make some amazing boxes!

- jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 01-21-2018 11:21 AM

Nice work. On storing wood….i like the phrase, when asked, what are you going to make out of that? “when the wood tells me what it wants to be, I will make it”

-- Petey

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#9 posted 01-21-2018 12:18 PM

Jerry, those are some good looking boxes with the dovetails, box joints,splines, wood selection, and varied styles.

I was curious about whether they are hinged or pull off lids. I’ve been trolling all of the boxes I can find to get ideas to build my entry in the 2018 box swap.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 01-21-2018 02:46 PM

Nice looking boxes.
They look as good as many on LJs.

-- Gary, Florida

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