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First Box and a little something extra

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Project by MBD posted 06-25-2013 03:14 PM 692 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box making addiction has set in. This is my first real box to ever make. The wood on the sides and the center of the lid is old barnwood that I ran through the planer, turns out it is old cypress. The lid frame and miter splines are soft maple. Finish is 5 coats of MinWax Tung oil Finish with 0000 steel wool sanding between each coat. And for the little spoon, it is Mahogany, finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Matt, Mississippi





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 05:52 PM

Very very nice box…well done…keep up the good work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Gary

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 06:25 PM

That box is sweeeet. You did a great job on your first….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 06:46 PM

You did a fine job on that box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 12:33 AM

Your first 2 boxes are very accomplished. The sculpting is a definite plus for these.

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

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FaTToaD

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 12:47 PM

Great job! I wish my first boxes looked that good. Both of yours are gorgeous. I know what you mean about the “box addiction”. When people ask what I do in my shop and I say “small boxes” they always look at me funny. They just don’t understand how fun box making can be. Keep up the good work!

-- David

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 02:02 PM

Beautiful box and spoon! Great design, the carving added nice textures and character to it.

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