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This is my first attempt at building a nice box. I made lots of mistakes, hopefully the next one will be better.
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#1 posted 02-28-2013 11:15 PM
Looks like your first is super, we are our own greatest critics. Very nice, keep them coming.
-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain
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#2 posted 02-28-2013 11:22 PM
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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#3 posted 02-28-2013 11:39 PM
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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#4 posted 02-28-2013 11:43 PM
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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#5 posted 03-01-2013 12:43 AM
Like it. Good job sir.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#6 posted 03-01-2013 01:34 AM
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#7 posted 03-01-2013 02:00 AM
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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#8 posted 03-01-2013 02:57 AM
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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#9 posted 03-01-2013 03:22 AM
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
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#10 posted 03-01-2013 06:06 AM
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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#11 posted 03-01-2013 07:08 AM
How did you install the quad hinges?
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#12 posted 03-01-2013 10:02 AM
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
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#13 posted 03-01-2013 12:00 PM
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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#14 posted 03-01-2013 02:32 PM
great looking box
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#15 posted 03-01-2013 04:00 PM
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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