Just a Box

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Project by carguy460 posted 656 days ago 840 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a pine box I built for a friend. This is my first attempt at box joints, it worked out OK I reckon. I was instructed to use Sedona Red stain…not my favorite, but oh well! Finished with Gloss poly and a nice wax job. The pictures don’t really do it justice…but they do hide the gaps in my joints! The last picture shows my hand reflection…they said they wanted it shiny, so I made it shiny!

-- Jason K

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#1 posted 656 days ago

You made that pine look good!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 656 days ago

Thanks Mauricio – I tried like heck! During this build I realized that woodworking is just taking a big piece of wood, cutting it into smaller pieces of wood, and putting them back together to make a big piece of wood…however, I struggle through that entire process!

-- Jason K

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 656 days ago

Excellent! After recent excursions into box joints I know how frustrating and rewarding they can be.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#4 posted 655 days ago

Ohh! That’s way too shiny! Nice box and a nice finish.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 655 days ago

Thanks DeLayne! The box joints were a challenge. I’m glad I tried them, but I don’t think I’ll be doing them again unless someone specifically asks for them. I’m on a dovetail kick now.

Surfside – it is WAYY to shiny for my taste. I much prefer smooth and satin, unless its on an instrument.

-- Jason K

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#6 posted 655 days ago

Nice box man.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#7 posted 655 days ago

Nice job. And appropriate joints !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 654 days ago

Well done, looks great!! I have made boxes with box joints and they are a challenge.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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