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My first box

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Project by Topsailor posted 03-29-2013 07:27 AM 729 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not much but there it is. I found myself sitting around one evening and decided to try my hand at a box. The sides are made from a single piece of pine that was in my scrap bin and the top is made from a broken cutting board that I once tried to flatten with my planer. My hand was almost broken but I saved the pieces and when it came time to make a top for the box I realized I didn’t have any pieces of wood big enough that I wanted to give up for this project. So I cut what was left of the board up and made this top. It is maple and purple heart. I lined the inside with felt and put walnut splines in just so I could make a spline jig. All in all I wasn’t super happy with my results but I gave me a chance to practice some techniques and also to make a new jig.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 07:56 AM

Nice fun project! we all need those. Splines are a nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 09:55 AM

You done a great job.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 02:19 PM

Looks good to me! Like the felt too.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 06:45 PM

Great job. It’s all in the fine détails. Congrats.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 01:11 AM

That is waaaay nicer than my first box! Now you’re hooked!

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

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 05:59 AM

Very cool!

I like it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 01:27 PM

It’s really beautiful for a 1st. Great wood combo and the splines and the felt added a nice touch. Well done!

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