First project in awhile - a simple little box

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Project by cajunpen posted 1058 days ago 1444 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week was my first trip into the shop for any work in awhile – just been too hot. This a little box that I made last week. It is about 3”x6”x3.25” tall. I don’t recall the species of wood that I used for the box, just some scraps that I had lying around. The lid is hinged, with brass rods. Finish is Watco Danish Oil and some wipe on Poly. Didn’t know what I was going to do with it until I brought it into the house and my wife told me that it was her box now :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 1058 days ago

Nice box cajunpen..As the saying goes great things come in small packages. My wife wants me to make some smaller boxes but somehow they don’t end up being small. I guess it is difficult to sculpt on a small scale for me.

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#2 posted 1058 days ago

Greg, when I grow up, I want to make some boxes like yours.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 1058 days ago

Very nice box, i really like the contrasting color for the lid

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 1058 days ago

Bill, this is another good looking box. I am sure this was another fun project that gave you a good excuse to get back into the shop.

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

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#5 posted 1058 days ago

Very Nice!!!

Aren’t scraps wonderful!!!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#6 posted 1058 days ago

I like the knot on top. Great little box. With the current weather, it’s a great time for us to be in the shop, Bill. I just wish I wasn’t so busy at work right now.

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

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#7 posted 1058 days ago

I like it!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 1058 days ago

Nice Box, Nature always provides fabulous views, nice shape, Yes, if You bring nice stuff in the house Your wife is going to notice, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 1057 days ago

well done Bud! great to see you posting a project

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

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