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This is my first attemp at a small keepsake box. Curly maple and cherry.
-- John, Rocky Mount, VA
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#1 posted 10-20-2011 04:46 AM
Beautiful first box! I love the dovetails and the cherry/maple combo!
-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.
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#2 posted 10-20-2011 04:56 AM
Great start, wish my first boxes looked anywhere near that nice!
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#3 posted 10-20-2011 05:17 AM
Congratulations on a fine job! That looks great!
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#4 posted 10-20-2011 05:29 AM
Well Done my Friend Well Done. Fit and Finish are just soooo nice.Arlin
-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.
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#5 posted 10-20-2011 05:42 AM
That is much nicer than my first box. Mine was made out of cardboard…....
-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -
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#6 posted 10-20-2011 07:57 AM
Real nice for your first. The dovetails are real tight especially for being that the sides are at a angle. I’m thinking we will see more boxes in the near future. Keep up the good work.
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#7 posted 10-20-2011 10:17 AM
Very Nice Work John!! Welcome to LJ’s!!
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.
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#8 posted 10-20-2011 10:45 AM
That’s a good box. The joints are neat and the angles add interest to make you look.
-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking
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#9 posted 10-20-2011 02:10 PM
Sweet! Very clean & Crisp!
-- Dennis Zongker
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#10 posted 10-20-2011 02:28 PM
Nice Box, I like the setting to, I’ve been trying to find nice backgrounds for displaying.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs
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#11 posted 10-20-2011 02:35 PM
Well your first attempt was a success. Nice job.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#12 posted 10-20-2011 03:36 PM
Sharp looking Box, great start to box making, this piece has much to appriciate, great job, thanks for sharing
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
#13 posted 10-21-2011 03:36 PM
The background I used for these photos was nothing more than an old brown blanket. I think a darker background makes the details of the work stand out better. I give most of the credit for my photos to my girlfriends camera. That thing is AWESOME!
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