Test Box

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Project by MaxPatchs posted 02-03-2011 03:18 PM 1646 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

- Maple & Walnut
- test box before making one for my wife…....of a different style
- 1st time trying joinery
- made lots of mistakes, but learned more
- Tung Oil Finish

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#1 posted 02-03-2011 03:29 PM

Looks to me like you passed! Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 02-03-2011 03:35 PM

Nice Job Max… and Welcome to LJ”s!!

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2011 04:05 PM

Nice job, that is excellent for a first, interesting joinery, and I am sold on the maple and walnut combination, looks like you are delving into a number of skill sets all at once, good job, thanks for sharing and welcome to the site

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 04:07 PM

I like the inset for opening the box. Great work!

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 06:39 PM

Great job for a first try. The joints look tight and clean. Boxes are harder then they appear….especially getting the joints to fit without voids or tear out. Welcome to LJ’s – a great site for getting tips and getting inspiration.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 02-03-2011 06:47 PM

Hi Max,

Very nice box. Keep up the good work! I look at it if you don’t learn something you can do better from every project then you aren’t improving! I wish you many more happy box making experiences!


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#7 posted 02-03-2011 07:02 PM

Mighty nice looking prototype.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#8 posted 02-03-2011 07:25 PM

Nice work and Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 02-03-2011 07:37 PM

Good one! I’m sure the wife will be thrilled when you make hers.

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