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Project by albachippie posted 11-10-2013 09:29 PM 1285 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box that I have tried. I know that all joinery is pretty much based on a box, but you know what I mean!
It is made from maple and walnut. The panels are all 1/2” thick. Dovetails are done on a trend jig that I bought on sale about three years ago, and only just took out of the box and set up!

Anyway, this has a lot of firsts for me.

-It was the first time I have resawn timber on my bandsaw successfuly
-It was the first time I have attempted dovetails
-It was the first time I have made in inset tray
-It was the first time I actually made a hardwood box at all!

This was very much an experiment in all of the above, but also, I really wanted to use Walnut in a project. Never used it before, but really like the grain in it and wanted to try it out.

Overall I am pretty pleased with it, and think it was a success. But I have learned some lessons.

Next time I will pay more attention to the router depth. The dovetails, although tight, could be a bit better. I will also pay a lot more attention to the uniformity of the thickness of the individual parts. The end of one of the panels was no more than a millimetre thinner than the rest of the parts, but this had a noticeable effect on the fitting of the dovetail. The tray worked quite well. Again, resawn on the bandsaw and finished in the thicknesser, then sanded prior to assembly.

I have learned a lot from this, but really enjoyed it, and can’t wait to make another box!

Cheers for looking, and comments welcome,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 10:37 PM

great looking box. The dovetails in the contrasting wood look real nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 10:43 PM

Beautiful work—you’ve done a very find job on this project. Congratulations on your many successful firsts.

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

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Brit

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 10:54 PM

Always good to experiment and expand your skills and you made a great job of that box. Well done sir!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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MisterBill

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

Very nice looking box. I never would have known that it was you first if you hadn’t told us.

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TysonK

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 11:38 PM

Lot of firsts there, pretty outstanding results. Congrats!

-- -- Tyson

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Dave777

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 12:27 AM

Wow, great box
Dave

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 01:07 AM

Very eye catching. Great look.

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

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bygrace

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#8 posted 11-11-2013 02:48 AM

A great looking box. The walnut is a great contrast to the maple, it really catches your eye. Awesome!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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tomd

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 04:16 AM

Very nice looking box, good contrasting wood and excellent dovetails.

-- Tom D

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Rick

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#10 posted 11-11-2013 06:27 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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albachippie

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#11 posted 11-11-2013 11:20 AM

Thanks all for your very encouraging comments, much appreciated,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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MisterBill

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#12 posted 11-11-2013 12:45 PM

Congratulations on your first box making the Daily Top Three!

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BanjoChris

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#13 posted 11-11-2013 01:04 PM

Great box, beautiful contrast!!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 11-11-2013 01:29 PM

This is a very nice box and I like the style and the wood contrast.

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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albachippie

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

Goodness, Daily Top 3! Didn’t see that coming! Thanks again all,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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