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My first box(es)

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Project by Jay Nolet posted 11-11-2012 02:29 PM 958 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had so much fun doing the first box, I started the next two before finishing the first one. So I really can’t which one was the first. Table saw, drill, belt sander and coping saw got most of the work done.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.





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JoshuaJCox

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#1 posted 11-11-2012 03:05 PM

Well done! Looks a heck of a lot better than my first box(es).

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 03:47 PM

That happens. Get started and wind up making more than you planned. Good job.

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 04:18 PM

Amazing boxes. How have you made them? There are no joints seen anywhere.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 03:42 PM

I like these a lot!! real cool!!
By the way Welcome to Lumberjocks’!

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#5 posted 11-13-2012 01:47 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 03:39 PM

Those do look nice are those basically a bandsaw box? How do you get the lip on the lid?

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 04:05 PM

Sharad, to answer your question – I had a piece of oak as thick as the inside of the box is high. I then ripped a piece as wide as the box, then ripped a piece the thickness of the top and bottom. Then rip a thin piece for inner lid. This allowed the grain to the bottom and top match the body. Finish sanding was done with the top and bottom in place.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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Jay Nolet

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#8 posted 11-13-2012 05:34 PM

Djayhawk, no band saw here. After cutting the body of the box to rough size, I marked the top the size and shape of the inside. Drilled thru top to bottom. Then got out the coping saw. Finished the inside with one of them sandy things you put on the drill press. Put the top down on the thin piece (see above) and marked it with an exacto knife. Cut and sanded to the line. Then glued it to the top. I put the top on and sanded it while in place. Ta-da! Or something like that.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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