Okay - finally my first project

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Project by wncguy posted 531 days ago 1399 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 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

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

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#3 posted 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

I like the design of your box…very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

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 531 days ago

Very nice! Especially for a first project!

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#12 posted 531 days ago

Cool projects and congrats!!!!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 531 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 531 days ago

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 530 days ago

Great job!! Thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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