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First box and carving ever (so b nice)

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Project by AkBob posted 09-24-2011 10:58 PM 2315 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for my wife’s birthday. Don’t really fancy myself a box builder, but she wanted one and I have to say I enjoyed making it.

It was inspired by the following two boxes that I thought were pretty nice.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47450

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41582

Who knows, I think I may have caught the “box making bug.” :)

HAPPY B-DAY AND I LOVE YOU HONEY!





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Slinky

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 11:02 PM

The box is simply gorgeous! It is the best birthday gift! You are so sweet! Thank you!!!

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 01:18 AM

I will say that you did a great job on the carving and the box. Your wife loved it didn’t she? That’s what counts!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Michael1

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 03:15 AM

Nice job. Good joinery and the carving is beautiful. Great Job!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 04:39 AM

Great box, well done. Very nice design.

-- Tom D

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sgtq

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 06:12 AM

beautiful, elegant and way better than my first box. nice job

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 12:36 PM

good job :-) like the birds

Dennis

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 01:54 PM

Watch out with the box making…it is extremely addictive! Great job on your first box! The swans look great…a bit of work to shape them isn’t it? thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see what comes next.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-25-2011 02:15 PM

Bob, you did a very nice job on this box and I’m sure that your wife loved it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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woodcut

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#9 posted 09-25-2011 05:27 PM

You did an excellent job !

-- Carl, Iowa

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AkBob

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#10 posted 09-25-2011 07:34 PM

Thanks everyone!

lol, yes Triumph1, already planning a second attempt and new design. Swans were a bit of work but fun. Someday maybe I can carve as well as you :-)

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jcees

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#11 posted 09-25-2011 07:52 PM

Very nicely done! Love the carving too.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Roger

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#12 posted 09-26-2011 03:15 PM

really nice box, and nice wood combos. the swans are very kool for the handle.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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murch

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#13 posted 09-26-2011 08:11 PM

Great bit of work Bob. You nailed it!! – so to speak.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#14 posted 09-27-2011 03:32 PM

very nice job looks good love the swans may have to use that myself sometime !

-- freighttrain,ky

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ziller

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#15 posted 09-28-2011 06:13 AM

My 4 year old daughter sayed “OOOO, look at the beautiful heart.” Very nice.

-- Zach, Las Vegas

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