Is there a 12 step program for Boxes?

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Project by NoTalentRookie posted 1319 days ago 1820 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cause…I think I’m addicted.

This is my latest. Like most I make….the wood is scavenged from shipping pallets. I liked the way these two woods looked together.

I let the Rookie come out in me a little on this one. What should have been “assembly spacers”, got glued in by mistake. I don’t know what I was thinking. The pine on the inside should have been used temporally just to get the hinge pin alignment, and the front handle slot cut, but like an idiot, I glued them in. I should have used double sided tape to hold them, until I didn’t need them anymore.

Incidentally….the recipient won’t notice, or care, and I won’t point out the mistake to them, but I think Y’all can keep a secret. :-)

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#1 posted 1319 days ago

Beautiful box.


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#2 posted 1319 days ago

I quit pointing out flaws and most recipients think they are designed that way.
Your boxes are way cool.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

Looks good, and great use of pallets.

-- Clay

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

and the price of the wood is great

amazing what can be done
with it

your secret is safe

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

Looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

Nice Box!!
I hinged a lid with pins only once, but had good luck with simply flipping the box upside down and hand-drilling the pivot holes… I was too lazy to make spacers… ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 1319 days ago

Your secret is safe with me, and mistake or no, its a very lovely box! Incidentally, if there WERE a 12 step program for box making, I would be there.. God, grant me the serenity to accept the wood I cannot work, courage to work the wood I can, and the wisdom not to glue down the spacers. ;) Warmest regards.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 1319 days ago

No way, these spacers just look like they were part of the design!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 1319 days ago

If you really want to use those spacers to your advantage, you can use them to set a small shelf-box on top of them – that way they’ll look like they were planned! ;-)

The box looks great – but in my opinion, the lid also looks a tad thick – maybe it’s just the pictures though.

Great job re-using “scrap” wood!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#10 posted 1319 days ago

Not bad for a rookie and some scrap wood!

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#11 posted 1318 days ago

Sweet. Great job on your box. Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 1318 days ago

Very nice wood and great job.

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#13 posted 1153 days ago

Nice Box, Very Strong and Majestic, Beautiful wood with nice combo of color and pattern, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 931 days ago

There must be something about boxes that’s addictive. I’m pretty sure I share the same addiction.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#15 posted 931 days ago

Twelve Step Program:
1. Select wood.
2. Cut wood to size.
3. Sand wood.
4. Cut joints.
5. Rough fit.
6. Glue up.
7. Sand.
8. Put on finish.
9. Sand.
10. Put on finish.
11. Polish.
12. Repeat steps 1-11.

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