First box.

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Project by RichardMu posted 07-31-2011 10:16 PM 1390 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a box. It is about 7 X 3 X 3 1/2 inches. the top is walnut and the bottom is elm ?. I used boiled linseed oil as a finish. It is just butt joints and glue to hold it all together.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#1 posted 07-31-2011 10:26 PM

Nice!!! Unique design.

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#2 posted 07-31-2011 10:47 PM

Nice First Box, unique design, very sturdy looking, nice job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 07-31-2011 10:57 PM

i like the style.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#4 posted 07-31-2011 11:07 PM

Cool use of the legs to hide the butt joints. Simple and unquie too. Nice work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 04:59 AM

Love the lid design, great work

-- Norman

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 05:12 AM

Very nicely done. The legs set the whole box off.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 08-01-2011 02:25 PM

What an unusual and lovely box! The design is just so different – it’s a great first box.

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

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 09:58 AM

I like the color contrast and sturdy construction. Very nice lid style decision.
Your name, Mu, (Chinese for “wood”), suggests you may have some carpentry in
your blood.
Keep up the good work.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 10:01 AM

Interesting and unusual design. Nice work!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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