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My first Box

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Project by camestoy posted 10-06-2013 11:01 PM 1668 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second project. It’s a little box made of maple and walnut. It was a lot more challenging than a box would seem. Lots of little mistakes, but in the end I like it.





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#1 posted 10-06-2013 11:12 PM

You did a good job on this box. It is amazing how much can be learned by making boxes, without risking too much material.

-- “It was they who were wrong, and for them here's a song.” ― I. Anderson

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 12:14 AM

This is a very pretty box and gives me some ideas for one of my next projects.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 12:55 AM

I like the box joints with contrasting wood, very nice!

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 01:10 AM

Your first box is excellent!

-- Cut wood or cut weeds today.....well, 6ft weeds can go another week.

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 01:12 AM

Super!!!

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 03:32 AM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 05:43 AM

Looks good, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 06:47 AM

I’m not so good to see any mistake. It looks perfect to me.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 11:35 AM

Very nice box…looks great. I don’t see any mistakes or faults. I only ever see the things I have done wrong or messed up. That is because I made them and know they are there and to me they really stand out. Because you made a fault or did something wrong you know where it is and it stands out to you….We only see a beautiful box. Well done

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 10-07-2013 12:11 PM

Very nice job. You learn some important basics of woodworking with a project like this.

-- http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/

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#11 posted 10-07-2013 02:07 PM

Great job! I would have never guessed it was your first box.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#12 posted 10-07-2013 02:12 PM

That’s a real nice box. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#13 posted 10-07-2013 03:43 PM

Very nicely done—great contrast and joinery!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 10-07-2013 05:16 PM

Great job on this pretty box … Mistakes? remember, Thomas Edison once said Failure? Oh no, I now know of thousands of things that won’t work. (or something like that). You have learned on this project and the next will go smoother … Can’t wait to see your nest one.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#15 posted 10-07-2013 10:58 PM

There’s a reason why my work is not machine-perfect: it’s handmade. If anyone doesn’t like that, I totally understand why they need to go pay retail to get machine made items!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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