very rough and slow this year

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Project by learnin2do posted 1334 days ago 1588 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a late start, then the carpal tunnel knocked me OUT for almost a week. I only managed 3, sort of 4 gifts by Christmas…and they were rushed and full of mistakes with obvious cover-up jobs.
One was supposed to be a box for holding video games. Somehow i messed up until i shaved it too short to fit them, the other a wine box.
A special thanks to jerset for giving me a solution for hinging the odd shaped containers! -

-They are walnut (of course, always!) and that really hard, unidentified wood that i uncovered with the sweet smell. -Does the smell maybe come from the “spalting”?

-- christine

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#1 posted 1333 days ago

Hey girl, I really like the sides rails on this box, and it was a good first attempt at the funky hinge. I admire your willingness to attempt new things. You keep getting better and better. As for the games not fitting- well, they can just put some in long ways instead. It will work. :) You HAVE BEEN BUSY you little elf. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 1333 days ago

join the club… I rushed a box and messed it up… trying to sort it out now. Carpal tunnel is in the wrists… I have surgery coming up in late January for tarsal tunnel in the ankles. It happens. Still, good box.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 1333 days ago

Welcome to the boxmakersmistakesclub Christine. I love the box. It’s refined and rustic at the same time and it has an interesting (good) shape too. Coincidentally I saw the very same type of hinges on a wooden small box here in Norway last month. I thought it was very nice and yours looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 1333 days ago

I also like the rustic old style look of these.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#5 posted 1331 days ago

Right down my alley! Would love having either of them…good job!

-- Darrell B.

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#6 posted 1326 days ago

Nice box. I’ve yet to make a box but it’s on my to do list. I’ll probably make mine square and boring though cause I don’t quite have your creativity. Great job on this one.

-- Matt -

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#7 posted 1323 days ago

well, matt…i just can’t manage square. I guess, like you guys -specially rivergirl keeps telling me -you got to stick with what you do best! -and what you enjoy

-- christine

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