LumberJocks

My First Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by John posted 10-20-2011 03:35 AM 1159 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





13 comments so far

View HawkDriver's profile

HawkDriver

447 posts in 1286 days


#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.

View smitty22's profile

smitty22

596 posts in 1599 days


#2 posted 10-20-2011 04:56 AM

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

-- Smitty

View groland's profile

groland

117 posts in 2064 days


#3 posted 10-20-2011 05:17 AM

Congratulations on a fine job! That looks great!

View Arlin Eastman's profile (online now)

Arlin Eastman

2043 posts in 1214 days


#4 posted 10-20-2011 05:29 AM

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

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

View WhoMe's profile

WhoMe

1112 posts in 1896 days


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

View Eagle1's profile

Eagle1

2066 posts in 1717 days


#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

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2908 posts in 2155 days


#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.

View Tootles's profile

Tootles

704 posts in 1154 days


#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

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2423 posts in 2245 days


#9 posted 10-20-2011 02:10 PM

Sweet! Very clean & Crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

View Blackie_'s profile

Blackie_

3391 posts in 1165 days


#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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15782 posts in 1519 days


#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

View itsmic's profile

itsmic

1419 posts in 1771 days


#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

View John's profile

John

34 posts in 1065 days


#13 posted 10-21-2011 03:36 PM

Blackie-

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase