Tale of two sisters, my first boxes

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Project by AJ1104 posted 04-16-2014 01:47 PM 1286 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These first recipe boxes I made to my two daughters. I followed Doug Stowe’s book on box making that he was nice enough to sign for me. I had some trouble with glue on the inside miters. Next time I will use less glue. I found Doug’s book a big help for my first boxes.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 01:56 PM

Boxes look great. A trick I use is to, use blue tape on inside edge of my 45 deg. sides. It takes a few minutes to get off, after you cut the lid off. But no glue mess to clean up.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 02:21 PM

wow, those boxes look beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 10:06 PM

A very nice pair of first boxes AJ…you did a great job, well done.

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

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 12:04 AM

A nice pair of recipe boxes. I apply a coat of shellac (wiped on) to the inside of my boxes before glue up. Quicker, easier, and cheaper than tape for me. And the glue squeeze out scrapes off easily with the end of my steel ruler. Just don’t get shellac on the surfaces you want to glue.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 01:43 AM

Good looking boxes no doubt they are proud of you.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 03:47 AM

Well done! Great detail and finish.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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