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Project by mwill87428 posted 02-28-2013 10:47 PM 5869 views 14 times favorited 22 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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Bobsboxes

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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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DanoP

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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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cwdance1

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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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freidasdad

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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

Looks Good

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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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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nakedjoinery

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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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deltawing

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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

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

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RVeCafe

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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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newTim

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 07:08 AM

How did you install the quad hinges?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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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 Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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kdc68

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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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david38

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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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