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First attempt at a box

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Project by DMC1903 posted 11-06-2013 10:35 AM 2404 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wood is from a friends bench, they were going to throw it in the trash.
Thankfully my Wood Hoarding Radar was on full alert, after some dismantling and removing the paint. I was surprised to find some Soft Maple hiding under a layer of green paint.
The top has a Walnut veneer, the finish is Arm-a-seal.
So, this is my first attempt at building a box, I’m sure there will be many more in the furture.
Enjoy





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 11:56 AM

looks like a very nice box, I like the shape and the lid…nicely done.

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

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stefang

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 12:36 PM

Great looking box with a lot of nice details. I like the way you shaped the underside edge of the top to balance with the shape of the box. The different sized splines also look very good with the shape. Nicely crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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FaTToaD

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 01:17 PM

Very nice! That’s a beautiful box. Keep up the good work.

-- David

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rackjabbit

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 01:31 PM

The grain match at the corners is a nice touch. Well done.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 01:37 PM

It’s a nice box and I like the design.

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

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

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 01:45 PM

For a first attempt, you passed with an A+

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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489tad

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 01:47 PM

Looks great from here. Keep going!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Ottacat

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 03:11 PM

Really nicely done. I love feel the design and wood combination work to truly compliment each other. You are very modest as for a first box this quite an accomplishment.

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DMC1903

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 03:40 PM

Thanks for the complements, the box is a gift for our 5 yr old niece. I’m sure it will develop more character while in her possession. Building boxes and collecting hand plane have a common denominator, one is never enough.

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MShort

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 04:11 PM

Great first attempt. You should continue making boxes. Nice design.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 04:23 PM

Very nicely done—especially for a first attempt.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 05:01 PM

Well done. good design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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majuvla

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#13 posted 11-06-2013 06:41 PM

WOW.If this is first, I want to see the 10th!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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RogerBean

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 09:02 PM

Nice design; well made. Look forward to seeing more from you.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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BubingaBill

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#15 posted 11-06-2013 09:16 PM

Impressive!! It has a nice stance.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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