box for me, (almost)

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 03-01-2013 01:32 PM 2532 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the last box for my Sons girlfriend, I wanted one for myself. Got started and it was really coming out nice. As things happen, it was seen by my niece who made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Sooo, I guess the next one will by mine. After I fill the other two orders I now have for it. Used red oak stain with minwax low gloss polyurethane this time. Fun little box to make and just fits my skills, Really tempted to try finger joints on the next.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 02:09 PM

Nice looking box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Ron Harper

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 02:26 PM

Looks nice. Looks like a fun project. Oughta build two or three extras. Sure make great gifts

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 04:21 PM

Great looking piece. How about trying box joints on your boxes :). Box joint jigs for the table saw are as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. My motto though is the simpler the better and you can find a simple box joint jig design you can build in no time :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 04:35 PM

luv2learn, thanks for the tip! I think I confused box joint with finger joints. That would make a great next step in the learning curve. I think I will try those. Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 05:21 PM

Well done. I love the grain of Pine – you did a nice job on this one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 05:29 PM

How many neices (and nephews) you got? Better start an assembly line, I think you’re gonna need more :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 06:26 PM

That’s what happens when you are good at it.

Nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 06:40 PM

It’s easy to see why everybody wants one, it looks great! I like the burnt look and the design and build look excellent to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 01:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I really enjoy making these and they are not really hard. Tricky part is cutting the parts for the top. I learned why a zero clearance insert is important when a piece fell in the slot of my table saw. My wife came down to see what that loud noise was. Thanks everyone for looking. If anyone would like to make one I’ll send dimensions.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 03-02-2013 03:50 PM

Interesting looking box, I think it came out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 09-01-2013 12:46 PM

Way kool. Looks like a pirates treasure chest. I likes it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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