Mother's Day Box

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Project by Bytesabit posted 05-13-2013 11:35 AM 1133 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I made for my Mother on Mother’s day this year :)
It’s my FIRST box ever aside from a bandsaw box I started but did not complete as of yet!

The body is made from Maple, the top and bottom are Poplar, and the splines are Purple Heart.

Sanded up to 220 and applied a simple Antique oil finish on it.

Very happy with the results and look forward to more projects!

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 11:56 AM

Very nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 01:08 PM

nice looking box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 05:02 PM

Great looking box… Always a sucker for use of Purple Heart… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 07:25 PM

Wow, another first box today and also uses poplar. This keeps up the price of poplar is going out of site.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 12:46 AM

VERY nice. A lot nicer than my first for sure!

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

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#6 posted 05-14-2013 01:15 AM

Great looking box! I love the splines! Great choice of wood too. You got the perfect look out of it.

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 01:17 PM

Thanks everyone! Gotta say, I love this community!
Woodworking is such a rewarding hobby!

Chad: Yea, I happen to get a box of exotics for 30$ and so am able to play, absolutely LOVE how it turned out, though my jig needs some work as the splines were not all exact in size. :)

Randy: Thanks for the heads up, I went and checked out the other “first box” :)

.,.. Did I mention I LOVE this site!??

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 01:19 PM

Beautiful box and nicely done. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#9 posted 05-15-2013 12:16 PM

Very nice.
Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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