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My first small box

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Project by DannyW posted 01-25-2019 01:18 AM 859 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a small box for a while to learn the details of small joinery and the sequence in which things should be done. This is my first attempt and I think it turned out rather well for a first try. I used red oak and poplar since I am just learning and didn’t want to spend a fortune on materials. The finish used was 2 coats of Danish oil.

-- DannyW





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#1 posted 01-25-2019 01:55 AM

Nice Job

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#2 posted 01-25-2019 04:03 AM

Nice one, definitely improving since the over sink shelf.
Great job
Anthm

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#3 posted 01-25-2019 02:07 PM

Thanks! I think that I learned a lot from this, such as the order in which to do slots and rabbets on the router table. It just takes patience and experience, neither of which I have., but I’m learning thanks to everyone here who has helped.

-- DannyW

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#4 posted 01-25-2019 06:03 PM

Good show! Growth in woodworking requires constantly challenging yourself with different and daring projects. Never stop pushing your limits.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#5 posted 01-25-2019 07:50 PM



Good show! Growth in woodworking requires constantly challenging yourself with different and daring projects. Never stop pushing your limits.

- DeLayne Peck


Thanks! Sometimes I think out of stupidity or naivety I challenge myself too much by choosing methods that are too far advance for me at the moment. I guess as long as I learn something from it all is well though.

-- DannyW

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#6 posted 01-25-2019 09:54 PM

The sequence comment is spot on. Nice work too. BTW I like Sinatra as well.

-- Petey

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DannyW

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#7 posted 01-25-2019 10:13 PM



The sequence comment is spot on. Nice work too. BTW I like Sinatra as well.

- Peteybadboy


That comment about Sinatra had me going for a while until I realized (duh!) that I had taken the pictures in front of some CDs. Yes, right behind the box, is a Sinatra CD! Yes I am a big band and jazz fan from way back.

-- DannyW

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#8 posted 01-26-2019 11:37 PM

Nicely done…boxes are great skill builders!

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DannyW

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#9 posted 01-26-2019 11:51 PM

Thanks. I think part of my fascination with boxes is that as a kid I built model cars from kits but was never very good at it. I was always in awe of the other kids that we so good at finishing their cars. I don’t know if it was lack of fine motor skills or what but I think boxes are a kind of challenge for me as an adult to see how accurate I can get with them. I have done a lot of general home type DIY before but accuracy and squareness were always a challenge because as I found out houses are never built square. Small boxes like this require a great deal of accuracy to fit right, and that is a skill that I have always admired and wanted to develop. Plus I am not generally a patient guy and this makes me slow down and take the time required.

-- DannyW

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#10 posted 01-27-2019 08:59 AM

anthm27, can we get some insight into your most recent small box project? I think I saw a few pictures but cant recall if it was on this site.


Nice one, definitely improving since the over sink shelf.
Great job
Anthm

- anthm27


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