First finished Box ever, first post!

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Project by BasHolland posted 07-22-2011 09:45 PM 2192 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

After looking around here on LJ for a while…this is my first post!

This is actually my second box. The first box I made, was with mitered corners and splines. It was off-square like !%$@#.
I used oak, meranti, pine and some other scrap. Everything is solid wood. I finished it with 2 coats of varnish.

I also made some pictures (with my new samsung galaxy s II , mmmmm) from my very little shop.
If you guys and girls like to see them, I’ll post them too.

I forgot: The dovetails are handcut. First completed set ever. (after 5 little corner excercise examples).
I think not bad for a starter-woodworker.
Thank you all for your projects here on LJ’s. I’m still looking almost every day.


-- Bas, Holland

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 09:50 PM

With all these firsts, you must have fantastic natural talent for this to have come out so beautifully.

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 10:29 PM

I like your work! These sure do not look like the work coming from a beginner’s shop!


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 10:33 PM

I get it…you’re a beginner at posting. But, how long have you been mastering woodworking? Nice box. Really nice work

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

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 10:41 PM

Is that bow made of wood strips? Wow, that’s fantastic work!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 10:47 PM

Nice box! It looks like the bow is wood and the wooden ribbons wrap the box.

Yes, please load the pics of your workshop.

-- Wilson

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 11:27 PM

Excellent start, welcome to out “little” group.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 12:06 AM

great little box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 07-23-2011 12:16 AM

Very nice looking box. What a great job.

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#9 posted 07-23-2011 12:16 AM

Sharp looking box, great work for a first, nice wood combo and proportions, keep up the good work, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

View BasHolland's profile


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#10 posted 07-23-2011 01:14 AM

Pfffff…...thank you all for your friendly comments. I appreciate.

The bow and the ribbons are “thick” shavings on the edge of a solid stock.
I long time ago I saw something similar, but I can’t remember if it was wood.
Altough, I made the shavings, spray them wet with water and then “put it into form”.
After drying, they will keep the “bow-profile”.

I’m learning a lot from reading magazines and here on LJ. I even think in English while I’m working on a project. I don’t even know all the technical terms and words in dutch!! :)

Thanks again all.

-- Bas, Holland

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#11 posted 07-23-2011 01:52 AM

Nice!! Thanks for sharing. Welcome to LJ a great site.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 07-23-2011 03:39 AM

Great work, welcome to LumberJock’s!

-- Smitty

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#13 posted 07-23-2011 06:24 AM

Very nice!
Welcome to lumberjacks.
You will find a great group of talented people here that will show and share everything.

-- Chuck

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#14 posted 07-23-2011 02:04 PM

Good first post. Hope to see many more. Nice box.

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

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#15 posted 07-24-2011 11:26 AM

Gosh, what a lovely job you did of it. I love the ribbons.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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