First small box

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Project by flabelle posted 1249 days ago 1084 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As first attempt in the small box world, and also first post to Lumberjocks, this small one is made in Lacewood (louro faia).The lid is made in Bloodwood. The miter key are also made in Bloodwood. To reveal the nice grain patern, i use 2 coat of tung oil as base, and then Minwax Wipe-on poly.
6’’ wide x 4’’ depth x 2 3/4’’ high

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#1 posted 1249 days ago

The first of many, I hope!

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#2 posted 1249 days ago

Nice design, nice choice of woods, nice execution.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 1249 days ago

Awesome job. I like the choice of woods and finish that lets the grain shine. How did you cut the splines? Did you build a table saw jig? Thank you for sharing.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#4 posted 1249 days ago

Nice Job

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#5 posted 1249 days ago

This is a pretty sharp first attempt. I’d love for you to consider showing more photos of the lid to better see how it actually seats to the box. Keep em coming.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#6 posted 1249 days ago

Wow, nice project. The wood is not the easiest choice but you made it!! Welcome to the box-making family


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#7 posted 1248 days ago

This is a real nice box. You did a good job on it.

-- 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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#8 posted 1248 days ago

Nicely done! that would be an achievement if you were well practiced at box making

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 1248 days ago

Excellent combination of woods. A good start to the fabulous world of boxes. Good luck with those still to come!

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#10 posted 1247 days ago

Sweet little box, finely crafted with beautiful woods, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 1246 days ago

Best wishes

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