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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-20-2012 02:38 PM 1176 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just read and commented on Mark Smith’s first box post and decided to post mine! Bear in mind, I have only been woodworking for 2 years now and when I made this box, it was Winter, it was cold, I had some barnwood, a hammer, some nails, an old handsaw, and a LOT of time! I have no idea what I finished it with and no idea what kind of glue I used….although I am sure it wasnt true wood glue!

When I look at this box, I realize that determination and cabin fever can sometimes overcome any skills I might lack! Looking at the box now…...I realize I had few skills but a TON of determination!

I wouldnt take a million dollars for this thing.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 03:18 PM

Hello my friend. While rustic, I have to say this is a win all the way around. I would happily pay for it and proudly display it in my home. For a first box, it really looks like you planned the rustic look. And maybe you did.

Awesome job, and I need to figure out a way to send you some blueberries next year. My jam is nothing compared to yours.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 05:04 PM

great looking rustic box, by your recent post your woodworking skills have advanced, but I would say you were born blessed with a woodworking ability that can’t be “learned”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 05:06 PM

Looks like a fun build.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 06:24 PM

We all have a project or two like that in our past. It’s how we learn. Every now and then it’s good to look back and see how far you’ve come.

Good job sir.

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

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 06:36 PM

I expected to see pieces of gold in it. Anyone who likes creativity in a rustic way would love it. If you plan on selling it you could put some gold chocolate coins inside and sell it as a pirates personal chest. I like rustic by the way. Nice piece.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 06:50 PM

I think it is cool as heck. I think my earliest projects were “crude” at best, but I was still proud of them.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 07:28 PM

Picturesque! Cute.

-- "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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#8 posted 11-20-2012 08:05 PM

It sure beats my first project. I just shortened 1×12 pine boards for some closet shelving. It was nothing to look at so we just kept the closet door closed.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 08:23 PM

I dont think i even took a picture of my first attempt…will have to look
another truth in action

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 08:59 PM

I am pleased to see that you have jumped out of the box and created your own thing! Like it very much. Now I don’t feel alone when I carve out old fence posts! Thanks for sharing. Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 09:34 PM


-- Joel

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 10:13 PM

You got hooked, and didn’t even know it probably. Rustic, and kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 11-20-2012 11:11 PM

well here is the scoop, i think in about 100 years from now someone will see this and go nuts, they have scored one of the first boxes made by cavemen…LOL…..and they will pay several thousand dollars for it…and you will be dead and gone, and some distant relative will be rich…but i really like it, im all over rustic..just make sure you keep this…date it and your kids will enjoy seeing one of dads first projects…well that is if you have any children..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 11-20-2012 11:53 PM

It’s got soul and your ideas within it. Really that is all that matters. I think this is a very cool box and would look great in a cabin. Great post!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 12:35 AM

You made a work of art! You could have put it in a fancy store on Rodeo Dr and put a five thousand dollar price tag on it and somebody would have probably bought it!

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA.,

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