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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.
-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com
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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.
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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 http://woodnwaresms.com
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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 destination....it's a joinery !!! http://smilesrus.com/pages/woodgallery.html
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org †
Todd A. Clippinger
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#11 posted 12-19-2007 07:26 AM
Love the figure in the wood!
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
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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." http://www.cajunpen.com/
#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?
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