My First Box

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Project by DougN posted 02-26-2013 09:27 PM 1688 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 02-26-2013 09:30 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 10:56 PM

Nice! What is the top made of?

-- Harry, Indiana

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 11:01 PM

The top is made out of ambrosia maple

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 11:11 PM

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 02-26-2013 11:30 PM

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 02-26-2013 11:55 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 11:59 PM

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 02-27-2013 01:59 AM

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 02-27-2013 02:37 AM

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

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 03:15 AM

Nice work. Great wood combo.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#11 posted 02-27-2013 03:07 PM

Nice box

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 04:25 PM

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

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 04:30 PM

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 02-27-2013 04:34 PM

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 02-27-2013 04:35 PM

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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