Practice Box

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Project by PatBrownfield posted 04-01-2012 02:06 AM 1229 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first box I made. It was just for practice. I made it out of spanish cedar and oak. I used polyurathane clear. I leaned a lot on this project. Thanks for looking.

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 02:07 AM

Good looking miters, that’s the hard part

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 10:21 AM

Very well done, you have challenged me to a different way to make boxes.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 10:36 AM

That is a great first box. The miters and the hinges both look great. It will only get better on the next one.

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

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 11:03 AM

That’s very good for your first box. Nice job and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 04-01-2012 10:07 PM


Nice work. You have the top and bottom inserts down. Looking forward to seeing your next effort. Solid craftsmanship on corners and finish. The first box you craft is often your most memorable. I especially liked your lift tab. Is it inset into the face of the box?

If you are looking for additional complications, you might consider splines and a continuous hinge.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 10:27 PM


Very nice box… especially for your First one!

Looks super cool!

One thing that can be done, which makes it a little easier…
... is to make the full box as a cube… Finishing the outside also…
... then, using a band saw, make the cut that will separate the Top from the Bottom sections.
Add the hinges & Finish up the edges & inside…

Something you might think about & try when making another one…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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