Box number one

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Project by icemanhank posted 11-11-2012 07:59 AM 1503 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

This is my first attempt at a box, I have had a lot of fun doing it and I hope you like it. There are some more pics and a description on my blog if you are interested.

Best wishes to all, David

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

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#1 posted 11-11-2012 08:07 AM

great first david

but you are no beginner here

very nice
and well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 08:43 AM

Brilliant job man, I’m impressed with the entire box and attention to detail as shown with a routed edge on the support strips and the little splines on the jewelry trays and finally the wood selection in the lid are great together. Did you make a lot of jigs for this build or cut free hand? I’m interested in the technique used. Thanks.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 08:57 AM

Thanks Geoff,

I made a jig for the splines in the lid and used the same jig for the box corners, the splines in the tray were done by hand with a Japanese pull saw and the spline is a piece of veneer which fitted nicely into the cut.
The lid I made like a picture frame by gluing the silky oak and lighter coloured wood (sorry I am not sure what it is) together then piecing together, I then veneered a piece of 3 ply with a lovely maple burl and rebated it into the lid and did the splines last.

The box is Jarrah and the ply for the box base and tray base I veneered in jarrah also, the wood for the tray being the same as the splines for the lid. The box corners are hand planed to 45 degrees using a very good block plane and a shooting board.

The edge/shelf for the tray is cut specially and fixed into a rebate and hand planed to the right size not routered.

I also used the same wood as the tray for the shelf for the tray. There is a pic of the jig I made on my blog, it is just a bit of chipboard and some scrap really.

I hope this has been useful, Cheers David

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

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 11:05 AM

Looks like a nice build. Good job.

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

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 11:41 AM

That is gorgeous Sir. Excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 01:11 PM

Good job. Great work on your first box.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 02:07 PM

It’s beautifull with all those spacers inside.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 02:12 PM

Very Sharp Box, This box has lots of style and fine craftsmanship using a good number of skill sets, Great design showing off the variety of wood, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 03:31 PM

A fine a first box I ever seen. Congrats and we warned… Boxes are addictive…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 05:43 PM

A lot of nice detail in this ‘first’. Hope to see more from you. You can’t build just one.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 11-11-2012 05:59 PM

It’s hard to believe it’s your first box,this is one cool box,

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 11-11-2012 06:50 PM

Wow! Beautifull and elegant!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#13 posted 11-11-2012 07:52 PM

Two Thumbs up!

-- Steve O in Oregon

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#14 posted 11-11-2012 08:59 PM

Awesome job!

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#15 posted 11-12-2012 04:36 AM

If that is your first box , I can’t wait to see the next one. A really great piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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