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Project by JHawkFan posted 04-04-2021 02:40 PM 749 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple box but actually was VERY fun to make. I joined a local woodworkers guild (x-mas present from my wife!). Full open shop, amazing to have so many resources, and people who know so much there to use anytime I want. Well in joining they also offer classes. So I took the “Rough to Ready” class. Started with a piece of Hackberry, about 6”x3”x4’. This was the first time I got use a bandsaw, a jointer, and dado blade set (as well as 1st time useing saw stop tapsaws). 6 hrs went from that piece of wood to the box pictured.

Simple small box, 45’s (this is one of the only times I’ve gotten 45’s to line up perferct, LOL). No finish on it yet. The knots give a great look I think. Since I know nothing about Hackberry I have no clue on finish. Thoughts?

Once again thanks for looking!

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill





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grovemadman

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#1 posted 04-04-2021 02:41 PM

Nice little box!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 04-04-2021 02:47 PM

Great box and a cool open shop resource!
You might catch the bug.
Keep it up.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 04-04-2021 02:53 PM

Nice work, as for finish I am a General Finishes fan, goes on easy with a foam brush or wipe on.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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987Ron

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#4 posted 04-04-2021 02:54 PM

Nice box. Not familiar with the wood used….if you have scraps from the project try something simple on them. Like a clear wipe on poly, available at most hardware stores. Or ask the teacher at your shop.

-- Ron

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Eric

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#5 posted 04-04-2021 05:43 PM

Nice little box, really like the knots in it. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 04-04-2021 05:52 PM

Sweet, sounds like a win win experience, got to play with a bunch of new to you tools, and a box.

That is a killer piece of wood, and I salute you for keeping the knots. Mother Natures gift often includes what some call mistakes. Make no mistake those are character marks, and elevate a simple box to a beauty. Sand it to a glass like smooth, and take your time finishing, rushing there is an easy way to make a mistake.

-- Think safe, be safe

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JHawkFan

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#7 posted 04-05-2021 01:29 PM

Thanks all! The guild is turning out to be an amazing experience. Very glad I found it. Win win is an understatement LOL and yes I thinkin I caught the bug!
Sorry the pics don’t show the wood really well but it is gray color. Like weathered drift wood. I’d never heard of hackberry either but hey always like learning.
Glad others like to see knots too!

That is a killer piece of wood, and I salute you for keeping the knots. Mother Natures gift often includes what some call mistakes. Make no mistake those are character marks, and elevate a simple box to a beauty. Sand it to a glass like smooth, and take your time finishing, rushing there is an easy way to make a mistake.

- therealSteveN

therealSteveN- Thank you! I think you and see eye to eye these kinds of things. I see the knots as a beautiful accent. I go out of my way to keep them and use them vs. remove them.

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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OzarkSawdust

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#8 posted 04-06-2021 02:43 PM

simple cool design, very nice! I may have to make one like it!

What are the dimensions of the finished box?

-- Gary - ozarksawdust.com

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JHawkFan

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#9 posted 04-06-2021 04:39 PM



simple cool design, very nice! I may have to make one like it!

What are the dimensions of the finished box?

- OzarkSawdust

OzarkSawdust, It is L 9”x D 5” X H 4” (w/o lid 3.5”). Small little fun box.

Hey if you’re up north in KC area you should stop in our woodworks guild. ;)

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Madmark2

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#10 posted 04-06-2021 04:53 PM

Very nicely done. I like featuring the knot. It’s like Cindy Crawford and her mole. Its the beauty of imperfection. Perfection can be boringly uniform.

Miters are nice and tight too.

One suggestion:
I don’t care for separate lid boxes because they tend to get, well … seperated and you wind up with an attractive wooden deep tray instead of a box. Perhaps you could recess a couple of strong magnets to the underside of the lid and the inner lip to help keep the lid from straying. This will also help prevent spillage during minor upsets.

Good work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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