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Project by koog posted 03-30-2012 07:09 PM 1898 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few of my first box projects. they are made from cedar , oak and birch. all store bought wood
I have recently purchased some more exotic woods….will wait for inspiration !!Still having trouble with
miter joins and routing
Ideas flow but the talent is slow to develop…you are my source of inspiration ..thanks for the support

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 07:14 PM

Good boxes and a nice start to developing your skills. One thing I would suggest is to start with 45 degree miters to build up your skills then move to the 3 sided boxes. Get some cheap wood (pine or poplar) and practice your routing until your comfortable with the router. It’s a great tool and you’ll love it once you gain practice and expertise with it.

Keep going; this is a wonderful hobby.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 08:06 PM

I agree with TexasJim. Start off on 45 degree boxes. Simple squares. Get real good at on style and then you can expand into other styles and shapes. There are a lot of good blogs on here about how to make different style boxes. I have a couple that might help you some. Just go to my blogs. The main thing is to just keep at it.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 08:35 PM

thanks for the advice….i will continue

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 09:09 PM

I like all your boxes, especially the one in the second picture, it has a nice look

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 10:51 PM

I agree with the others. Start small until you are comfortable then progress to more challenging areas. Be safe! If you are uncomfortable doing something, don’t attempt it. Keep at it. It gets addicting!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 10:53 PM

Nice looking boxes. I like them all but the 3rd pic is a real nece one I think. Just keep on keepin’ on and the guys/gals on here will steer you along with tips and encouragement.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 04:19 AM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

As you have already seen, the woodworkers and artisans on the LumberJocks Site are quick to lend their support and advise to help you along with projects and questions you will have as you develope your skills and broaden you interests.
There is only one pitfall to this site. It is very addictive, with over 40,000 members you can get lost for hours marveling at all the projects and diciplines of woodworking, from the small to the large and workbenches and jigs to scrollsaw and intarsia beauty. There are young and old, novice and mastercraft men and women.
Advice, jokes and inspiration all offered for free and at times all on the same page.

Enjoy, have fun, ask questions and work Safe in your shop.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 08:24 AM

Koog, the best thing about your boxes is that you have some good ideas and are already thinking outside of the square. I particularly like the shape of the first one – it’s unusual but cleverly achieved.

I can see that the first box is done with 45° mitres, but even so, the advice above is good. If you are able to make four-sided boxes with all corners square, you will have developed some really useful skills to tackle some of the more unusually shaped boxes that you seem quite capable of conceiving.

So welcome to LJs, I’m looking forward to seeing more.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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