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Project by auggy53 posted 1145 days ago 918 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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Brandon

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#1 posted 1145 days ago

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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tomd

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#2 posted 1145 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1145 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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auggy53

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#4 posted 1145 days ago

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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josh

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#5 posted 1145 days ago

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

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Vicki

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#6 posted 1145 days ago

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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mtkate

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#7 posted 1145 days ago

Very handsome box.

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Gary

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#8 posted 1145 days ago

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

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1145 days ago

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. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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majeagle1

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#10 posted 1145 days ago

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

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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bigike

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#11 posted 1137 days ago

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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