My First Box

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Project by DougN posted 511 days ago 1233 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a box. It was a lot of fun to make and I learned so much in doing it! Can’t wait to try some new things!!!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 511 days ago

Simple, but classy looking. I love the wood you used.

-- 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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#2 posted 511 days ago

Nice! What is the top made of?

-- Harry, Indiana

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#3 posted 511 days ago

The top is made out of ambrosia maple

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#4 posted 511 days ago

That’s Beautiful! I really like it!!
Great work!!
I hope to see more of your work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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The Box Whisperer

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#5 posted 511 days ago

Nice box! What are the sides made of, is that walnut? what are the overall dimensions? Keep up the good work!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Ron Harper

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Very nicely done.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#7 posted 511 days ago

The sides are walnut and the dimensions are: 9” wide x 5-1/2” deep by 4-1/2” tall

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#8 posted 511 days ago

Nice job on this box and some beautiful wood!

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

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#9 posted 511 days ago

Very nice looking box! Be sure to post your new boxes when you get them finished!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 511 days ago

Nice work. Great wood combo.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#11 posted 511 days ago

Nice box

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#12 posted 511 days ago

Simple, functional, nice wood, and well rendered. Great job!

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#13 posted 511 days ago

Welcome to the highly addictive world of box-making! I wish my first had looked half this good.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 511 days ago

Charlie, thanks for the compliment. After looking at some of your boxes, I definitely have a long way to go! Yours are fantastic. It is very addictive – a lot more fun than I thought it would be!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#15 posted 511 days ago

A really nice box. I have yet to tackle a box project, but your nice results encourage me to take that step. For me, the problem solving and thinking nearly supercede the results … kind of like a nice hike in the woods. It is the step-by-step journey that soothes the soul rather than reaching the end of the trail. I think that you will go far with our hobby-form.

-- "That which you do not know; the doing will quickly teach you."

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