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Project by Monte Pittman posted 802 days ago 1284 views 2 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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 802 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 802 days ago

I used brass pins for hinges

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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IndianJoe

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#3 posted 802 days ago

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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jfk4032

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#4 posted 802 days ago

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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itsmic

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#5 posted 802 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 802 days ago

Nice boxes Monte

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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abie

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#7 posted 802 days ago

Nice..
They are addictive..
Bruce

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

#8 posted 802 days ago

Nice Monte

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4906 posts in 1895 days


#9 posted 802 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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bowtie

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#10 posted 802 days ago

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

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Roger

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#11 posted 802 days ago

LOL!! Looks good to me Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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PaBull

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#12 posted 802 days ago

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.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 802 days ago

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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redryder

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#14 posted 801 days ago

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

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

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