My first box

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Project by Buke27 posted 378 days ago 914 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a box. I resawed some 8/4 walnut I had laying around the shop to make 1/2” sides. The top is oak from a tree that got struck by lightning in my grandmother’s yard about 30 years ago. My dad has been hoarding the lumber my whole life but I got a hold of a couple boards to use :) This is a present for my sister’s birthday that is looong overdue. The finish is danish oil and wipe on poly. Oh yeah, the splines are oak too but they didn’t really contrast as well as I was hoping.

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#1 posted 378 days ago

Your first box is a beauty. I like the oak and walnut combo.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Very nice looking box, sure sister will love it… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 378 days ago

That is a fine looking box. Congratulations.

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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#4 posted 378 days ago

The history of that oak will make this special to yer sis. I actually like the underside of the lid better than the top (a nice surprise when you open it)

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

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#5 posted 378 days ago

Looks great well done…nice clean looking lines the mitred corners, wood grain, finish, the whole box is very well made, a great first box and something to be proud of…well done

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

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#6 posted 378 days ago

great lookin box, very clean look, you tha man

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 375 days ago

Don’t make it your last box. Nice tight mortices and splines.
I like your toy box alot too.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 346 days ago

Nice work… I’m tackling my first box now… Fun stuff…

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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#9 posted 65 days ago

Two great woods and a great box too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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