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Project by Tokolosi posted 953 days ago 971 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a very amateur woodworker. Dont really even know if I can really apply that title to myself. Yet.

It all started when I was fiddling around in the garage one day building some decorative bird houses for some ‘yard art’. But I had some wood leftover so I built a box. Then I thought about decorating it with something. So I remade the lid with a 1/4 raised edge stuck a picture of the family in it and poured resin over it. Gave it too the missus and it was a hit!

Since then I have made quite a few of these for gifts and on request from people who has seen them. The little treasure chest was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could make a circular shape. Its made entirely made out of recycled wood from an old packing crate.

I have never had any training and are learning so much as I go along. From my mistakes and websites like this one. Thanks for the wealth of info!!

I have since moved on to some more intricate projects. Even got a tablesaw and recently bought a second hand Craftsman bandsaw.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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Wheathills

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#1 posted 953 days ago

Great Stuff, especially as you say you’ve had no training.

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK, http://www.wheathills.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 952 days ago

First of all…....... WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!
Those are some nice boxes. We all make mistakes. The trick to learn in woodworking is how to recover and finish the project a winner!! Keep on showing you work!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tokolosi

653 posts in 953 days


#3 posted 951 days ago

Thanks for the welcomes And the compliments!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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MedicineMan

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#4 posted 950 days ago

Great work! You can obviously do anything you set your mind to. You have the ability! Merry Christmas! Keep up the great work.

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