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My Second Box

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Project by Tigarman posted 670 days ago 647 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second completed box.

It was designed for the hinges that were used. A friend was at my shop and liked the hinges and asked my for a small box with them on it. I argued that they were to big for that size box, but she wants what she wants.

It is Maple with the lid having a live edge. There are also Purpleheart accents on the sides. I had intentions of grinding it further (that is why the wood is so thick), but stopped when I liked it. (Maybe out of fear of ruining it?)

It is lined with black velvet. I took a picture of the tray insert before covering it with velvet because I don’t have a flash.

I know it is not of the caliber of most of the boxes I see on here, but it is amazing how much I learned just from the first box. I look forward to improving with each box.

I welcome your comments. Thanks for looking!

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times





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Monte Pittman

13272 posts in 937 days


#1 posted 670 days ago

I for one can say, it’s not just where you started or where you are now. It’s if you learned from the first two and improve as you go. I am 10 times better than I was, but only half as good as I need to be. You’ve improved from your first one. There are lots of great box makers on this site and all of them have been ultra pleasant answering my questions. I am sure they’ll do the same for you.

-- 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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Gary

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#2 posted 670 days ago

In my very humble opion….if the person that requested it was happy with it, it’s perfection. And, no matter how long you build boxes, you are going to keep learning. Nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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prattman

440 posts in 717 days


#3 posted 670 days ago

Monte and Gary are right…keep up the good work.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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