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Project by Andrew posted 02-23-2013 11:17 PM 1063 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box. Design idea from Woodsmith Shop TV show.

The box is made of cherry, the bottom 1/4” cherry ply with wenge splines.

The top is made of a cherry frame, and the center panel is 1/4” ply veneered with 1/8” thick Panga wood. I’d never heard of that till I saw it at the lumber yard. Looks a bit like wenge. The inlay banding around the Panga is home-made, maple and wenge.

Box is 8”x 12” x 3.5” tall. It was constructed as a normal box then beveled the sides on the tablesaw. Neat project and I learned a lot, particularly on mitering.

Thanks.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 11:32 PM

Andrew, that is a beautiful box, well done.
I love the color combination of the different woods and lining.

Thank you for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 12:15 AM

Your first box! Well it looks great and the workmanship is excellent! I really like the way you flared the box. The Cherry wood with the wenge splines gives it nice contrast. Very sharp looking!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 01:45 AM

Nice job with some beautiful wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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staryder

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 02:33 AM

Very nice box. I love the wood combinations and the slanted sides. Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 03:44 PM

Great job, Looks really nice. I made one a cpl weeks ago didn’t use the piano hinge but wish I would have, Might get redone. Look fwd to seeing more.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 04:30 PM

Awesome looking box. You should be very satisfied for your first box…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 03:55 AM

I must say that a lot of the ‘first time’ box builders here are way better than my first attempt. Great job.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Andrew

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 05:08 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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OakHill

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#9 posted 07-02-2013 10:21 AM

Great Job! Your first box involved a lot of set up and planning to accomplish what you did.

I’ll be watching for your next box.

Your boards are very intricate, I can see why your first box was so successfull

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Andrew

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#10 posted 07-02-2013 11:22 AM

Thanks John!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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