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Project by endgrainy posted 519 days ago 885 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a box….

Or, I should say, “my first attempt at a box where the four sides actually fit together and somewhat resembled a rectangle.”

It’s made of 3/4” mahogany, dimensions are roughly 9” x 6”. I made a jig for my router table in order to make the box joints. The top profile was made on the router table with a chamfer bit. The bottom is 1/4” plywood.

I finished it with several coats of shellac. Currently I use it to hold a block plane in the shop.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 519 days ago

Darn nice box for a plane. Good looking project.

-- 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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#2 posted 519 days ago

Great start, soon you will be addicted .

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

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#3 posted 519 days ago

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

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#4 posted 519 days ago

Nice tool box!! be very careful, boxes become very additive.

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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#5 posted 518 days ago

Nice first box! Don’t listen to these guys. Boxes aren’t addictive (I can stop anytime I want) – NOT

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

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#6 posted 518 days ago

Very nice work!

-- Gerardo from Argentina.

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 518 days ago

Isn’t it nice to get it right! And such encouragement from the ‘dark’ side. I would stop making them, but I have all of this nice wood. good wood choices and work.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#8 posted 518 days ago

It’s a box to some, to us it’s Beauty.

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#9 posted 518 days ago

Congratulations on a nice box. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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