First Art Box

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My first attempt at one of Andy’s art boxes. Went with pine and redwood to start with just in case I screwed it all up. I did not have a 1/8” router bit so I tried dowels for the handle. Carved a little too deep so it looks like it has eyes. The pin hinges took two tries to figure out. Definitely learned a lot with this one. I am already working on some more. It is about 8” x 6” and 3 1/2” tall finished with danish oil and wipe on poly.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 02:30 AM

Wow, I am impressed . What a great box ,especially for a first attempt. I am about to venture into that arena. Your project and success is what I needed to get going. Thanks for sharing.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 02:49 AM

What is going on with that lid? It’s awesome looking. Great work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Donald's Woodshop

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 03:09 AM

Thanks. It is for my wife and she wanted a random pattern so that is what I was going for.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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Donald's Woodshop

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 03:13 AM

Dave, I followed Andy’s blog step by step except for slight adjustments. That is when I screwed up on the pin hinges so definitely pay attention to that step. Good luck.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 03:15 AM

For a first, you’re definitly on the right path. Nice job!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 03:48 AM

Really nice, would like more pictures

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

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 04:12 AM

Very nice work for first box, looks terrific.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 04:19 AM

Great box. Especially for your first of this kind.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 10-14-2013 05:08 AM

Looks good

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 10-14-2013 10:04 AM

Great Job. I’ll be watching for your next box

-- John, Illinois,

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#11 posted 10-14-2013 06:38 PM

Great first attempt or 10th, well done. I look forward to seeing your next one.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 10-14-2013 10:01 PM

Very nicely done for a first one…would liked to have seen some pics of the inside and other angles of the box.

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

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#13 posted 10-14-2013 10:04 PM

Yeah as above very nice !
is there five pictures missing possibly?

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 10-15-2013 02:20 AM

Outstanding….I’m with aussiedave…..more pics

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#15 posted 10-15-2013 04:26 AM

Great looking box! I’m sure your wife will love it!

-- Dean

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