my first box

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i’ve been turning for a year now and wanted to try something else. boxes are always nice i thought and wanted to build one myself. now i’m hooked and will be building a lot more



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#1 posted 09-01-2010 08:08 PM

Oh no, you’ve done it now. They’re only slightly less addictive than cutting boards. Nice first box, keep it up.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 08:16 PM

Like Martyn said, you are now a member of the involuntary box-making club. Once you’ve started, you just can’t help yourself.

Compared to this, my first box looked like it was built by a caveman with no tools.

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

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 08:20 PM

Hey don’t knock it, Charlie. I was once a caveman with no tools. Now I have tools and my cave is called a ‘shop’.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 09:25 PM

There’s no hope for you now. Both Martyn and Charlie are offering you encouragement.

Keep making boxes.


-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 09:27 PM

Neat looking box. Need more pictures.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 09:44 PM

Sweet. Looks like you have mastered quite a few techniques on that one.
It will be nice to see more as you make them.

Welcome to LJs,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 09:44 PM

Great job, keep em coming…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 10:08 PM

Great job.

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 10:21 PM

Very nice. I like the contrasting timbers and I like the fact that you left some sapwood in the top. Sapwood can really add to a project if done correctly.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 11:55 PM

Good looking first box. Looking forward for the following one

-- Back home. Fernando

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 01:00 AM

Very nice. If that is your first box I would put a # on the bottom of the box. Start with your birthday (example) If your birthday is 5/16/75 your first # would be #51675 the second would be #51676. Thats how I do It. Great job.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 02:21 AM

Great looking box, look forward to the long line of addictive boxes yet to come. Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 04:18 AM

Great first box! Nice job on the mitered corners and the keys. Like everyone has said, now your hooked. Boxes are an addiction… the more you make, the more you want to make. I have them all over the house – luckily my sweetie likes them (she’s the one who wants them displayed!).


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 06:38 AM

Looks like you put some thought into your first box. It show well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 09-02-2010 07:12 AM

Really nice first box…...if my first comes out half this good…..I’ll be happy!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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