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Not Another Box - A Learning Experience

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Project by Bill Hall posted 01-31-2008 05:17 PM 2187 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being relatively new to the woodworking world, I had a lot to learn on this project. I fought the good fight against chip-out, battled preparing rough lumber, learned how not to use a biscuit joiner and discovered how far this box could fly when the circuit breaker tripped and my table saw kicked back.

In any case, here it is. This is a box that I originally built as a gun box for my sister who just graduated from Police Academy. Realizing that a wooden box with hinges that could easily be ripped off is not the best thing to store a gun in, I opted to change it to a memento box for her academy experience. The case is cherry and the lid is floating in a black walnut frame. I finished it (last night) with three coats of tung oil.

I really enjoyed building this for my sister and am excited to enter it here as my first ever contest entry. I’ll be giving to her on Saturday when my family comes up to celebrate my birthday.

Enjoy!

-- http://www.tenoclockwoodworks.com





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#1 posted 01-31-2008 05:21 PM

Nice box (and signature line!) It’s amazing how far the tablesaw can throw, isn’t it?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 01-31-2008 05:29 PM

Very cool. My father is a career law enforcement officer, and I know there are times he wish he had something like this! Besides, it’s a kick-butt looking box :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 01-31-2008 06:16 PM

Very nice looking box. I am sure that your sister will appreciate it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-31-2008 06:33 PM

There’s no doubt at all that this will be well received on Saturday. (Hope you get something just as nice on your birthday!)

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#5 posted 01-31-2008 06:43 PM

Very nice!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#6 posted 01-31-2008 07:45 PM

Well done, Bill.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-31-2008 07:46 PM

Very nice job, Bill.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-31-2008 08:28 PM

Way to go Bill!

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#9 posted 01-31-2008 09:18 PM

Great job Bill. A great memento for her.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 01-31-2008 10:00 PM

Way jump in Bill….......that’s what it’s all about!!!

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#11 posted 01-31-2008 10:33 PM

Nice box – will make a really nice gift for your sister.

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#12 posted 01-31-2008 10:47 PM

well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 02-01-2008 12:18 AM

beautiful job !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 02-01-2008 12:32 AM

Nice crafty looking box, & nice finish.

Your sister is going to cherish this for many years.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 02-01-2008 12:34 AM

exellent work bill good luck

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