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Project by mwill87428 posted 415 days ago 1805 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at building a nice box. I made lots of mistakes, hopefully the next one will be better.

-- Max





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bugz

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#1 posted 415 days ago

Looks like your first is super, we are our own greatest critics. Very nice, keep them coming.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 415 days ago

Looks great to me. Really like the contrasting wood finger joints.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 415 days ago

The only difference between us and pros, they can fix or cover up the mistakes.

Turned out beautiful to me, great job.

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freidasdad

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#4 posted 415 days ago

Max,
I sure don’t see any mistakes. That is one beautiful box. I really like the contrasting woods and the band of what I assume is purple heart between the lid and body of the box. Well done.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 415 days ago

Like it. Good job sir.

-- 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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#6 posted 415 days ago

Looks Good

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 415 days ago

I really like it and you must have hidden your mistakes well as I don’t see em! Love the contrasting woods. This really showcases your box joints.

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

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nakedjoinery

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#8 posted 415 days ago

I’ll trade you first boxes lol. This is pretty nice, do I spy padauk.? Gives me ideas for the leftovers on my current box

-- mike c

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deltawing

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#9 posted 415 days ago

Alright > thxs for posting a follow-up to showing your front pull jig design. Great project > 1 observation IMHO – the pull you designed and made looks a bit small in proportion – but may be the camera angles. However > I wish my 1st box looked this good

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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RVeCafe

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#10 posted 415 days ago

I think it’s great, I still haven’t had the nerve to try lap joints.

-- Dale, Sutherlin, Oregon: http://rvecafe.com/wood.html

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newTim

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#11 posted 415 days ago

How did you install the quad hinges?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#12 posted 415 days ago

Max,
Looks to me you have “set the Bar” quite high with your first box.
I am most impressed with just about every aspect of your work, the lid no doubt would have to be the most impressive lid I have seen to date.
I would be interested in seeing a tool and materials list.

I can spot walnut and purple heart and what looks to be be something similar to poplar.

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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kdc68

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#13 posted 415 days ago

Very nice looking jewelry box. The contrasting woods, finger joints, and the raised panel detail on the lid all look great !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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david38

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#14 posted 415 days ago

great looking box

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 415 days ago

I keep seeing boxes posted where people say it’s their first real attempt at a box, and I’m thinking I must be some kind of 10-thumbed oaf. My early boxes looked nothing like this beauty!

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

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