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Project by Birks posted 04-21-2012 10:07 PM 947 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first box is a simple gift box I made using a book I bought. I only see the imperfections, which I conveniently tried to hide in these pictures :)





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 10:12 PM

Looks good to me and if there are imperfections…you are great at hiding them. Welcome to L.J.’s !

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

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Birks

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 02:04 AM

Thanks!

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 02:23 AM

Nice grain wrap and good color combo : )
Was the box a little taller at one time ? Just wondering about the spline placement.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 02:29 AM

Yes, well done on the boxes. Welcome to LJs
Arlin

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Birks

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 02:43 AM

No the box was never taller. A couple of things I did about those splines I don’t like. 1. I got to aggressive sanding them flush, so if you look the top curves inward >.<
2. I just eyeballed the depth downward from the lid and stopblocked it from there. In retrospect, I probably would have put the larger spline about a 1/16” down on the box. Just enough so one can see the splines looking down at the box from an angle over the lid.

The top and splines are indian laurel, and the sides are red oak. Indian laurel is kinda of weird to work with, but it is heavy, and gives the box a nice weight to it that I like.

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 02:53 AM

Red Oak ? It looks like Ash , but could be my monitor : )
I assumed that it was taller because of the position of the splines so close to the top.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Birks

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 02:57 AM

I may not know what the hell I’m talking about either…

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 03:06 PM

LMAO !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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