My first project

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Project by Heisinberg posted 01-08-2014 09:56 PM 2583 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box to see if I could. I started out only with a jig saw and a circular saw and quickly found out I needed more tools! (what a great excuse to buy power tools!!). So with a router under the Christmas tree and a trip to home depot to grab a table saw I was under way. I used Zebra wood and wenge with a shellac finish. The finish is not as nice as I would have liked it, the wenge is to shiny for my liking. The dimensions are 10”x 8”x 4’. the legs are a dado joint.

Ok, my OCD got the best of me and I decided to do a little more finish work on this box. Grabbed some Poly satin finish to bring down the shine a touch. I feel the difference brings out the natural beauty of the wenge a little more. Being a smallish box the overly shininess of shellac over shadowed this.

-- "I've still got things left to do." – Walter White

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 10:55 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Heisinberg! Beautiful box. What size is it? I like the legs. How are they secured? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 11:38 PM

Keep it up!!! Very nicely done.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 11:47 PM

If it’s too shiny for your taste hit it with a little 0000 steel wool, but to me it looks just fine pretty good in fact

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 12:19 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Very nice work on the box! The finish looks good to me as well! I wouldn’t change a thing. Enjoy your new tools and make lots of saw dust. Thanks for sharing. Nice wood choice too!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 12:59 AM

You have a nice eye for proportion and I love your choice of woods. Zebra and wenge are among my favorites. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 01:07 AM

Very cool.

Welcome to lumberjocks

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

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 01:46 AM

Thanks for all kind comments. The dimensions are 10”x 8”x 4’. the legs are a dado joint

-- "I've still got things left to do." – Walter White

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 01:52 AM

Looks great! I love the simple design of the dado and legs! Its a great choice! k
Keep up the great work

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 02:52 AM

looks great for your christmas box

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 02:59 AM

This is an amazing first project,great design and beautiful wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 01-09-2014 03:27 AM

I agree with Monte, very cool. I love the woods you selected.

-- Dana, Indiana,

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#12 posted 01-09-2014 04:18 AM

Very nice design.
I think the zebra and wenge complement each other nicely.

Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 01-09-2014 04:35 AM

Beautiful box.. I like the overall design and the handle is also quite cool. A great start for a first project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 01-09-2014 04:42 AM

I like it! BTW… is your name Walter? Get it?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#15 posted 01-09-2014 07:52 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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