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Project by auggy53 posted 05-23-2011 05:17 AM 999 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first box , i used an old pallet i got from a dumpster . not sure about the wood type . i finally got half decent miter joints , next time i will try to spline the corners ( with lots of l.j. help .) also i used a water based stain for the first time . im not very good at finishing yet and hope to get lots better . i would never attempted this project if not for this web site , so thanks to you all for your posts .

-- rick

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 05:34 AM

Congrats on your first box! It’s funny yet mindful of all the things we learn and would do different if we had not tried it in the first place.

I made my first box a few weeks ago and learned so much. Keep up the good work!

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 05:56 AM

Your off to a great start it’s a very nice box. However, as a cancer survivor I want you to quit the smoking and stay healthy, there’s alot of wood to cut yet don’t get cut short.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 06:01 AM

Really nice job Rick.
That’s a heck of a lot nicer then my first box!

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 06:19 AM

tom , i just told my wife i was going to catch hell from the pics , i know i should quit but its really tuff

-- rick

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 06:23 AM

Looks nice for a firsty. Good on ya, mate!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 07:03 AM

Looks real nice. Hard to believe it was pallet wood. You did a great job with the finish too.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 10:49 AM

Very handsome box.

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 11:19 AM

Looks like we have another boxmaker amongst the ranks… Good work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 05:01 PM

Very good, first box. You’ve got more patience than me. I don’t do hinges, mostly.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 06:19 PM

Great little box Rick, nice job. Can’t wait to see your next one !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 05-31-2011 02:08 AM

nice I almost didn’t see the top of it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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