First Lidded Box

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Project by Adam Hood posted 01-22-2011 03:14 AM 1227 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first lidded box. I go to the local wood turners club meetings every month and this month the demo was on lidded boxes. Never tried it before and just got a chuck for my birthday this month so I figured Id give it a shot. I had fun on this’s something new from the bowls and goblets that I usually do. This piece is made from oak and it stands 2 1/2” tall and 3 3/4” tall. Finished with orange oil and beeswax. I see more of these in my near future.

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 03:47 AM

I like it!
I have just started using my mini lathe, maybe this is something I will take a crack at.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 04:15 AM

Awesome, I’m always amazed at what the lathe can produce. One of these days I’ll actually try using mine!

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:48 AM

I really like your box, It is fun to try new things isn’t it.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 10:59 AM

Great work for your first box. Keep it up.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 11:44 AM

Great box Adam, they are a good wee challenge to make.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 02:37 PM

nice bowl. nice project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 03:06 PM

I like it; it’s a beautiful box and I love the wood and finish.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 05:29 PM

Kelly, I would say give it a shot, go on YouTube and look @ videos on lidded boxes and take notes then go to the shop and give it a try.

Mr. Dan, I myself am impressed at the things a lathe can produce. I look on here @ the things and some of the things take my breath away at what can come out of a chunk of wood. I would say get it out and wipe the dust off and put it to’s my way of getting away from the this world and into my own for a lil’ while.

Sedcokid, it is fun to try new things. Like I said in the description, all I usually do is goblets and bowls. Although they are fun to do, you can only do a bowl and goblet so many different ways then its just the same ol’ thing.

Eagle1, Roger & Helluvawreck, I appreciate the response.

Jamie, they are a challenge. I know this being my first one there are a few things Im going to try different. I’m also gonna take more time on fitting the lid to the bottom. On this one I took a lil’ to much wood from the bottom and it doesn’t fit as tight as I would have liked. I’m gonna give it another shot. As a matter of fact, after I get done writing this I’m headed to the shop and give ‘er another try. Figured instead of using oak this time, I thought I would try some walnut or maybe some of the orange wood from the tree we cut down a while back. Dad has a big block of tangerine that I’m trying to get him to let me get a chunk so I can try one out of that.

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 10:53 PM

nice size to hone your finishing skills, next thing you’l be adding finials & feet, :) it doesn’t matter if a few go in the fire box thats all part of the fun.
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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#10 posted 01-23-2011 03:10 AM

Peteg, I did a few is ok and I will get it on here but the other is def going in the

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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