Box for Wife's stuff

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Project by mwill87428 posted 08-22-2018 01:35 AM 897 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Wife needed a box to store some of her junk in, so this is what I came up with. Nothing fancy, no high craft, just a plane old box. The wood came out of my dad’s shop, no telling how old it was, nice straight grain. This was done last year.

-- Max

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#1 posted 08-22-2018 02:28 PM

Beautiful box!!


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#2 posted 08-22-2018 02:43 PM

happy wife happy life nice box love the grain …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 08-22-2018 06:30 PM

You wrote, ”Nothing fancy, no high craft, just a plane old box.”

Your description doesn’t do the actual box justice as it is a very nice looking box!
And, as any woodworker will tell you, a well made box is really not a simple project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 08-23-2018 12:25 AM

Great use of the different wood patterns!

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#5 posted 08-23-2018 01:02 AM

happy wife happy life nice box love the grain …. GREAT JOB :<))


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#6 posted 08-23-2018 07:32 PM

“Nothing fancy” – we obviously have different definitions of “fancy”. I like everything about this piece – the top, the splined joints, the feet – great attention to detail. And that straight grain is beautiful.

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#7 posted 08-24-2018 11:22 PM

Max, nice work. A simple box does not include splines, miters, feet, internal dividers, nice use of grain, an integral lift, well spaced hinges, and a beautiful finish…but your box does. I hope your wife enjoys it for years to come.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 08-24-2018 11:35 PM

Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate them. I finished this box about a year ago and after it was done I decided that it wasn’t good enough to post as I wasn’t happy with how dark the finish came out.



-- Max

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