My First Box

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Project by John posted 1016 days ago 1129 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attemp at a small keepsake box. Curly maple and cherry.

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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#1 posted 1016 days ago

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 1016 days ago

Great start, wish my first boxes looked anywhere near that nice!

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 1016 days ago

Congratulations on a fine job! That looks great!

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#4 posted 1016 days ago

Well Done my Friend Well Done. Fit and Finish are just soooo nice.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 1016 days ago

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 and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#6 posted 1016 days ago

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 1015 days ago

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 1015 days ago

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 1015 days ago

Sweet! Very clean & Crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 1015 days ago

Nice Box, I like the setting to, I’ve been trying to find nice backgrounds for displaying.

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#11 posted 1015 days ago

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 1015 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1014 days ago


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!

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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