My first box.

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Project by Jason Watts posted 457 days ago 1283 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box ever. I built it for my brother to the exact dimensions of his pistol. I looked for high density foam to mold to the gun, clip and a few bullets, but could find any locally. Ended up finishing the inside of the box with some faux tooled leather from the local hobby store.

The box is made out of Cocobolo and Bird’s Eye Maple (including the splines). I matched the grain of the Cocobolo all the way around the box. I also book matched the bottom. What beautiful wood! I was expecting the Bird’s Eye Maple to have a 3D effect and be the star of the project, but the Cocobolo is way more beautiful!

The entire project is sanded to 400 grit and finished with Walnut oil. I can’t wait to build the next one!

-- - In Christ

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#1 posted 457 days ago

That Cocobolo is awesome timber.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#2 posted 457 days ago

A rigid one elegant gun box. Keep it going.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 457 days ago

Excellent work! Great looking, Love the wood grain!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Seriously, your 1st box? If so you are going to be a great boxmaker. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#5 posted 457 days ago

Great first box. Cocobolo is very nice indeed.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Sweet work on this project , nice combo on woods as we’ll….BC

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#7 posted 457 days ago

Beautiful. Can’t wait to see your second.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#8 posted 457 days ago

Wow!!! Very beautiful!
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 457 days ago

+1 with all above.
Very good doesn’t say enough.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Excellent job. That’s a very nice piece!

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#11 posted 457 days ago

Great job on your 1st box! Awesome job of combining the woods.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#12 posted 457 days ago

Very cool! You have me shopping for wood as I type! Great grain and a beautiful finish.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 457 days ago

a beautiful first box indeed, they are addictive, so be prepared to start making a lot of did excellent on this one.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 457 days ago

First box huh? How many went into the woodstove?? This one is certainly a nice one. Lucky brother. You do know one of the secrets to box building. Use beautiful wood.

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

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#15 posted 457 days ago

As already mentioned, if thats your first, I really want to see your second! Very nice.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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