My first wood working project

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Project by pallystu posted 01-05-2014 01:31 AM 1534 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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#1 posted 01-05-2014 01:37 AM

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

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 01:40 AM

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 ;-)

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 01:43 AM

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

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 02:38 AM

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 01-05-2014 02:48 AM

What happened to the girl?

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 06:25 AM

Great start

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 01-05-2014 10:12 AM

Welcome aboard, New Brother!

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 07:03 PM

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

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 07:07 PM

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.

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#10 posted 01-06-2014 12:32 AM

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

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 01:11 AM

Thank you for your comment hoss12992 :)

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#12 posted 01-06-2014 03:04 AM

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

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