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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-02-2012 11:30 AM 1563 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am TRYING to work on furniture. But I keep seeing these beautiful boxes by gfadvm, Andy, Greg, Joey & numerous others. Even though u shouldn’t take the time I can’t stop myself.

Anyway I made 2 of them out of red cedar & the other is Elm with Black walnut ends. Numerous little mistakes or things I would do differently next time. Thanks for corrupting me guys.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 11:59 AM

They both look good Monte, how did you attach the lid, piano hinge?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 12:01 PM

I used brass pins for hinges

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 12:46 PM

Hay they look good and seeing thing that you would do differently is good that is what keeps us making things that are not the same .
like I sad good work keep going who know you my come up with something new .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 01:25 PM

Now there’s a good use for some of that great wood! Can’t wait to see more work using that lumber.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 02:03 PM

Very Nice, I love Your comment, gave me a laugh, box making is lots of fun for sure, You seem to have a knack, so keep it up, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 02:15 PM

Nice boxes Monte

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 02:37 PM

They are addictive..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

#8 posted 05-02-2012 04:28 PM

Nice Monte

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 05:31 PM

You are right…these boxes are addictive and they take such a small amount of wood to make them.. Glad to see you got bit by the box making bug…no cure for it except making more boxes.

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 10:24 PM

nice boxes Monte, i’m trying to resist making one or two after seeing all these great post.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 10:47 PM

LOL!! Looks good to me Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 11:32 PM

Boxes are a very good start towards furniture. They are nice and small to practice your woodworking skills.
You did a very nice job on these boxes.
Keep it up.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#13 posted 05-03-2012 01:51 AM

Uh Oh Monte, you’ve done it now. There is no cure for the box making bug and it will occupy your every waking moment soon. These turned out really nice., I like the elm/walnut combo. And NO storebought hinges. Yep, you got it bad now. Wooden hinges are in your future.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 06:11 AM

I like the red cedar. Great color…................

-- mike...............

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