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Project by rilanda posted 11-23-2012 06:54 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are photographs of a small trinket box made by my 20 year old grandson. it is his first excursion into the joys of producing items using the skills of your hands. The box is small 4” square x 2” deep and made from Tulip wood. the timber was planed and jointed by hand, the dovetails were all marked out and cut by hand and the box was completely assembled before the top was split away from the box using a 1/16” splitting saw in the router table. The hinges were marked out and the recesses cut by hand, the hinges being pinned into position using 1/4” brass pins. The box was cleaned up by hand and finished with one coat sander sealer and 2 coats melamine lacquer.
Not perfect but think back to your first project; I think he has done well and more importantly he is now quite eager to go on to his next project, possibly a budding Lumber Jock?

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.





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#1 posted 11-23-2012 07:09 PM

Bill that is a great first box

I’m sure it will be the first of many

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-23-2012 08:46 PM

Wow that’s an amazing first box,very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-23-2012 09:11 PM

Looks better than mine do now!

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

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#4 posted 11-23-2012 09:14 PM

Nice box!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 12:29 AM

Really nice Looking box! Tell your Grandson, we would love to have him here at LUMBERJOCKS!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 08:53 AM

really nice box, awesome choice for the latch, and the color is nice also

-- A. Aguilar

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 10:50 AM

Looks great for a first project !!!! new lumberjock !!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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