First Boxes

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Project by knackonwood posted 12-27-2008 05:46 AM 1803 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my very first projects (totally new to woodworking). I did three at a time, knowing I’d have either three completed boxes or three mistakes! Used wenge/spalted maple, padauk/canary wood and yellow heart/quartersawn oak. Finished with 3 coats of poly. Good enough for me to try another project….!

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#1 posted 12-27-2008 05:50 AM

welcome to lumberjocks …you make it look easy, good job

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#2 posted 12-27-2008 06:12 AM

Dang, some people have a lot more natural ability than I do!

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 06:54 AM

Great job for a first time. Fantastic craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 08:55 AM

Very well done.
Nice clean work , You deserved to be proud of those boxes.

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 09:44 AM

Wow, great job. The fact that you are new at this makes it even more impressive. I can’t wait to see what you will be comming out with when u get a little more sawdust under foot.

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 10:54 AM

Better then my first efforts – good job

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#7 posted 12-27-2008 12:02 PM

Wow, excellent first efforts. Not sure I would have had the stones to try three of them at once on the first go around. I like your style – all or nothing – glad to have you on board LJ’s.
Doug in AZ.

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#8 posted 12-30-2008 07:48 AM

Very nice. I’d say they turned out nicer than my first attempts.

Good job.

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#9 posted 12-30-2008 11:10 AM

Very good i like the wenge/spalted maple box. Pretty brave to start them all at the same time.

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#10 posted 12-30-2008 02:17 PM

Great job on the boxes. I agree that it was ambitious to launch 3 of them at the same time, given the fact that they were your first attempt. They all turned out beautifully. They certainly are far nicer than any I have made. Nice job on the miter keys as well.

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