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Project by Thomas berkey posted 209 days ago 839 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first thing I made woodworking years ago. It is a VARY simple oak box that I made for a friend when she said I couldn’t build any thing :P this was made using nothing other then hand files and a jig saw. The inside is lined with felt and it is finished using minwax gunstock stain and spray poly if i remember right. This is not an example of my good work but hey every one had to start some place right? :) just thought I could post the first thing I made and sorry for the blurry photo like I said its an old project and old pictures. Any one else got pics of the first thing they made?

-- take your time





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 209 days ago

Nice work for first box. I like the idea that you didn’t do standard looking box. Unique. Love it.

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Thomas berkey

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#2 posted 209 days ago

Thanks for the welcome :) yeah it was rather weird trying to build a box with out any real tools…the uneven and not straight lines gives it the one of a kind look ;-)

-- take your time

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#3 posted 209 days ago

Very well done for only having limited tools all the better.

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 209 days ago

That’s a whole lot better than my first (erm…several) projects.

What’dya glue the lining up with? I’m about to embark on a project where I have to do something like that but am not sure how to go about it.

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#5 posted 209 days ago

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#6 posted 209 days ago

Great start

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#7 posted 208 days ago

Welcome aboard, New Brother!

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Thomas berkey

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#8 posted 208 days ago

Thank you all for your posts on here! :) Kyle Hart the girl ended up liking the box and she kept it but sadly after a few months she uh started to show that she wasn’t the best friend you could have XD

-- take your time

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Thomas berkey

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#9 posted 208 days ago

Michael Wilson I just used some fast setting super glue for this but you have to be careful to use vary little of it or it will soak thru the felt and it will make it hard instead of soft and fluffy like how it should be. I would recommend getting a flocking kit since flocking is REALLY good for boxes and drawer linings. If you must use felt sheets or another fabric I would use spray adhesive on the inside of the box and apply the lining with hard yet bendable object like a credit card or plastic putty knife to make sure it goes down flat and wrinkle free.

-- take your time

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#10 posted 208 days ago

This is really cool, and very impressive for a 1st projects with VERY limited tools. Great job

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Thomas berkey

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#11 posted 208 days ago

Thank you for your comment hoss12992 :)

-- take your time

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#12 posted 208 days ago

First time good enough to lead to a second, third, fourth … and so on!

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