Simple box for a Christmas present for Mom..

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Project by Mario Romero posted 01-03-2011 11:05 PM 1509 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project on LJ but hopefully not the last! This is a simple box I made for my mom on Christmas.. Not a real expert on wood types and not really sure what type of wood this is. Any idea? Well the box is just mitered corners, the top and bottom are solid pieces just routed with simple bits. And green felt on the inside. I finished it in three coats of Tung oil. Well thanks for looking and hopefully I’ll have more projects to post!!!!

-- You will never be a failure, till you stop trying!

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 12:12 AM

Welcome Mario.From the pictures i would say it is cedar,like the kind you see in closets.Very nice job you did,and hope to see more.

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 12:13 AM

a beautiful box….looks like it could be aromatic cedar… does it smell??
Thanks for sharing and I bet your Mom is very happy with her gift….!

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 12:46 AM

It’s certainly cedar of some sort – your nose will tell you if it’s aromatic. Did your shop smell like a cedar closet while you were cutting the wood??

Great job on the box and welcome to LJ’s !


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#4 posted 01-04-2011 01:51 AM

A great start Mario. Your box has good proportions and looks well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 02:23 AM

Well thanks a lot for the compliments fellas!! And yes my little shop really did smell like a closet now that i think about it!! Wow this site is just full of people with loads of experience, knowledge, and incredible skill!!! I hope one day I can be at least half as good as all ya’ll are!!! Thanks again guys!!

-- You will never be a failure, till you stop trying!

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 02:43 AM

I’m sure your mother is very proud of your project and will be the center piece of her home and will be shown to all her friends. Nice job !


-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 02:48 AM

nice looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 01-04-2011 04:22 AM

Your off to a great start.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 04:58 AM

Beautiful piece Mario. Well done!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 01-04-2011 05:34 AM

Great job Mario!


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#11 posted 01-04-2011 06:05 AM

Good looking box. Very nicely done. I am sure your Mom loved it. Hope this is the first project of many. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-04-2011 08:59 AM

Pleased to see that Mum took centre stage for your first post, bet she loved it, nice job lets see some more

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 01-04-2011 04:49 PM

Great job Mario. Looking forward to more from you.

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#14 posted 01-05-2011 03:35 AM

nice job looks great, box work is a blast!

-- rob, ont,canada

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