First Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 955 days ago 991 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although I have made and posted several projects, this is my first true thought out and measured “box.” I cut this on my bandsaw from the long log in the one pic. It was my first attempt at producing dimensional wood on the bandsaw. I used snipped nails for the hinges and although its pretty rough looking, I learned a lot from it. I had some problems getting the back lid bottom to clear correctly but got it to work…....finally. I put some Howards feed-n-wax on the outside and may do the inside.

I am very very very new to woodworking but this project taught me a lot…….I got a lot to learn! Thanks in advance for a the comments good and bad.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 955 days ago

Well you should be proud of that box. It is a great start and I think that it came out quite nicely. Hopefully it’s dried wood, or did you just slice some wood from a freshly cut log? Anyway, we all learn from each project – nice start.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 955 days ago

Thanks Cajun…...........that wood is bone dry and hard as a rock!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 955 days ago

I think it’s a great first project very good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 954 days ago

Looks great jaykaypur, I think I would call it rustic. Great color and I am sure it smells great. You did a good job on you dimensions, It’s pleasing to look at. For me that can be as hard as making it. If you don’t get that part right the box feels off balance.

Great first box. It’s one to be proud of.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 954 days ago

i like to sizing. good job done

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#6 posted 954 days ago

Nice first box. I’m proud for you.

-- Rick

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#7 posted 954 days ago

Can’t go wrong with red cedar. Great design, wonderful job.

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#8 posted 954 days ago

Love Cedar wood on this and this is a dam fine job my friend, great job! Keep it going!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#9 posted 954 days ago

great first box. i’m sure the fact that you cut the wood driectly from a log makes it even more satisfying

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 954 days ago

Very well done! And I agree, red cedar is a great wood to make small boxes from,
the smell is wonderful too.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 954 days ago


Love the way you kept the wood oriented!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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