My First Box

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Project by Jarred posted 10-20-2012 02:31 PM 5782 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made out of curly walnut and birdseye maple with maple keys. This was made to hold my surgical loupes. It was my first box, and I was very proud of it, which made it hard when it was stolen out of my bag in the hospital. Took me awhile to build anything else after that.

Thanks for looking!

-- No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 03:16 PM

wow, looks stunning being ur first box ! that thief has got some pretty box :)

-- -Thomas -

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 04:15 PM

Great work. Don’t let the dirt bag beat you. You have a talent for this, to stop would allow them to steal one more thing from you.

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 04:17 PM

Thomas – :) Yeah, probably should’ve made it a bit less conspicuous!

Monte – Thanks for the welcome. Good advice. I’ve moved on. No more taking my hobby to work, though!

-- No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 04:18 PM

Very fine first box Jarred, or any other for that matter, Great composition and choice of woods, a real eye catcher, sorry for the set back on account of someone with no reason, plenty of wood out there so You will have much to do in the future, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 07:41 PM

Spectacular work and wood choices, hard to believe this is a first, so well exicuted.
The dirty thief dare not show it to anyone else because there is only one like it.
Welcome to LJ’s I’m looking forward to your future posts, you’ve got real talent.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 09:07 PM

You made it too dang beautiful!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 01:25 AM

That is a spectacular box and I feel your pain at having it stolen. Monte’s comment is spot on though. You built that one, you can build another! Love the wooden catch. That must be your own design as I haven’t seen that before. If you find the thief, call and we’ll help you dispense some “justice” (Redneck style!).

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

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 02:00 AM

Outsanding. I would hope the thief gets some wood slivers under the fingernails. But alas the box was finished too well. I love the clasp on the front. Where did you get it?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 10-21-2012 03:39 AM

Wonderful box, I am sure someone will let the cat out of the bag, see it someplace and make a comment at the hospital

-- Norman

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#10 posted 10-21-2012 04:20 AM

Very nice box, good build and good choice of wood. All you can do is hope he enjoys and treasures it too. But you can make another, you’ve got the know how, you’ve got the skill, go for it.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 10-21-2012 04:47 AM

Great job, I wish my first box was that good! Keep up the good work.

-- David

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#12 posted 11-03-2012 05:53 AM

Lovely work thanks for posting it.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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