First attempt at making a box.

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Project by Monkman posted 02-24-2012 08:55 PM 1666 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a box after moving to San Diego. Our new garage is much smaller and our neighborhood is much more conjested.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 08:57 PM

Nice Box. It is really clean cut and well built.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 09:07 PM

Michael, thanks. I really appreciate your comments.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 09:11 PM

Nicely done a very cool box

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 10:04 PM

Nice job you are a fine box maker

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 10:08 PM

Nice box, I bet you can’t stop now:)

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 12:10 AM

Gents Thanks. I was thinking that I might have to give it up when we moved to San Diego but I figured out that I just need to make smaller projects or space each project out longer…... because of the noise and the dust that escapes from the garage..

-- MonkeyMonk

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 02:17 AM

You are 20 years younger than I am and I just made my first box last year!!!

You have a long way to go, a lot of wood to cut and a great future as a box maker.

Great job!

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

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 02:23 AM

Nicely done. Fit and finish looks great.

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

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 02:42 AM

Wonderful box, all that follow shall have a high standard to reach

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 02:50 AM

That’s cool! It looks so much better than my first box. Mine was so bad I had to tell everyone I purposely made it as a parallelogram!
It wouldn’t have been so bad but those 16 penny nails kept breaking through!

Keep up the good work!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 03:40 PM

I like it. I work out of a one car garage.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 03:12 AM

Yep, one car garage was all I could get here, I will just have to wait until I return to NC for bigger projects. Thanks for all the positive feedback, I think I have found my niche.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 03:29 PM

Great looking box, I feel your pain on the small space and trying to stay quiet for the neighbors. Can I suggest insulating your garage door?

-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 03:57 PM

It looks like it turned out just fine. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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