Okay - finally my first project

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Project by wncguy posted 02-05-2013 05:57 PM 1582 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time coming, but here’s my first effort for posting. Walnut & maple. About 8” x 5” x 4 1/2”.
Finished with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal. Many oops & a few aw-s**ts. Learned a lot & looking forward to more boxes & other projects.
Thanks to Steve (The Carmichael workshop) for the design & Steve Ramsey @ WWMM for the video that got me interested in doing one.
Adding a blog with more info on the journey & specific thanks to some other LJ’s.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 06:19 PM

Hello wncguy

Great work

A nice design on the top

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 06:22 PM

Congrats on your first project. Be careful ! These band saw boxes can be addictive. Nice work.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 06:28 PM

Nice job. That’s quite a box. I’m with Oakwood – band saw boxes can be very addicting!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 06:38 PM

very nice. the finish looks great too!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 06:39 PM

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 07:19 PM

I couldn’t agree more with the comments above! Your band saw box is way more awesome! Keep up the good work.

-- "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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#7 posted 02-05-2013 08:03 PM

I like the design of your box…very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 08:51 PM

Great job on your first bs box. I wasn’t brave enough to use walnut on my first one. Just wait….it’s addicting and you won’t be able to stop! You’ll find some very nice patterns in Lois Keener Ventura’s book, Building Beautiful Boxes with your band saw.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 10:02 PM

That turned out great! Wow, it’s really cool that you used my design. I love it!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 11:15 PM

Thanks all for your comments. And to Steve, I cannot thank you enough for the design/drawing since I don’t have the drawing capability. dee2 I’m lucky to have a good source for reasonable wood or I wouldn’t have taken a chance with walnut.
Purplev the suggestion on finish was after Pm’s with Charles Neil.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#11 posted 02-05-2013 11:25 PM

Very nice! Especially for a first project!

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#12 posted 02-06-2013 12:28 AM

Cool projects and congrats!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 02-06-2013 01:20 AM

Good looking job. Now let’s see some more!

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

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#14 posted 02-06-2013 04:25 AM

Beautiful. Great job.

My first project was simply cross cutting a 2×4. I was happy the cut was straight!!! Still get excited when that occurs.

-- Harold

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#15 posted 02-06-2013 02:12 PM

Great job!! Thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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