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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 260 days ago

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

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

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stefang

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#2 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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

-- David

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rackjabbit

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#4 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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

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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Blackie_

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#6 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

Looks great from here. Keep going!

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

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Ottacat

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#8 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

Well done. good design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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majuvla

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#13 posted 260 days ago

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 259 days ago

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 259 days ago

Impressive!! It has a nice stance.

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

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