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Project by angelis posted 12-18-2007 09:29 PM 1968 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a box.

The box is curly maple with padauk. The sides are at a 10 deg. angle and the woods are chamfered where they come together. The finish is danish oil w/ wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 12-18-2007 10:30 PM

A very interesting looking box. I like the color contrast.

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 11:15 PM

nice box i like the angled sides also well done

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 11:17 PM

Very nice. It must be tricky to cut those miters.

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

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 11:36 PM

Beautiful box, I like the way that the champered edge causes a shadow line. Very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-18-2007 11:40 PM

Very beautiful, especially for a first attempt.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 12-19-2007 12:11 AM

It creates a lot of interest. The shape, the lid, that relief along the bottom. I like it.

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#7 posted 12-19-2007 01:44 AM

good job on the first box !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 12-19-2007 01:46 AM

i love figured hardwoods. that maple is beautiful

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#9 posted 12-19-2007 02:18 AM

That box is beautiful, and that quilted maple is a knock-out !! Well done !!

-- Woodworking is not a's a joinery !!!

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#10 posted 12-19-2007 02:37 AM

Great box. Especially for a first try.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 12-19-2007 07:26 AM

Love the figure in the wood!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 12-19-2007 07:47 AM

I thought she was getting a SawStop cabinet saw!

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#13 posted 12-19-2007 08:25 AM

Ought to be a Merry Christmas. You have a dandy box there!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 12-19-2007 12:19 PM

After seeing your first box, I can’t wait to see your second. Hurry up and make it :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 12-19-2007 04:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Personnally I am not completely happy with the box, things I would do differently next time, but I quess that is part of the learning process.

Question though, I did not line the bottom because I like the look of the padauk showing through, anyone see a potential problem with this?

Thanks again.

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