First splined box, with a bumpy lid

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Project by RogerC posted 08-01-2012 02:13 AM 1988 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box. I more or less made it up as I went. had some rough dimensions then just letter rip. Turned out pretty groovacious I think. I dadoed the bottom of it in place when I glued’er up. Made the Lid, glued some really slick peices of walnut on top and sanded them into sexyness. Next step is obviously to buy some hinges.
What say you?

oh and danish oil on it so far

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 02:45 AM

Nicely done. I like the walnut on the top. It is hard to tell do they stick up a tad?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 02:50 AM

Very nice. Love how you did the top. Looks like its inlayed.

Good good job. Love the wood choices.

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

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 03:02 AM

Looks good !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 03:34 AM

nice work

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 04:06 AM

great bumps

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 10:07 AM

Roger, there is much to like in your box. I like the larger center spline it helps balance out the look. The bumps are a nice innovation. They remind me of my childhood bluejeans with their iron-on patches. A box with a lid that hangs over the body presents some challenges when you add a hinge. Good luck with that because boxes with hinges are far more useful and practical. It looks to me like you have mastered all the basics of box building. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 08-01-2012 11:52 AM

I shant comment on the hinges…I see no solution BUT…ye box is lovely and it was made on the fly! We shall call it the “Fly Box” or instead of the song of old, “Band on the Run” we have “Box on the Run”
What say ye?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#8 posted 08-01-2012 02:13 PM

I like the cool design and great wood super job.


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#9 posted 08-01-2012 02:14 PM

I like this box it has some stunning features, Well done.

One thought on the hinges is to make your own! this is one idea I came up with and you are more than welcome to copy if you like.

Good luck and keep making those beutifull boxes.

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#10 posted 08-01-2012 09:47 PM

Nice looking splines and really like what you did with the top. Great job

-- Ben from IL

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#11 posted 08-01-2012 10:02 PM

For a first box, it looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 08-02-2012 02:01 AM

Thanks everyone! I guess I should have been more clear, I only meant that on my next box I would like to try putting hinges on it. I’m quite happy with how this one turned out as is!
Boxguy- I’m glad you like it! I tried to follow your footsteps, I was so far behind the snow had fallen back in your trail. However I persevered and now I can try to follow your lead.
TimWood – I like “Box on the Run.” I may just be some 19 year old punk but I’d like to think I still know some good music! If only I had some musical talent I could keep some related paraphernalia in it… aww-haa maybe a guitar build is in my future??

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#13 posted 08-02-2012 02:15 PM

Hey….there may be a luthier inside of you! I think it’s interesting that everyone gravitates toward something on this site. I like boxes and things for the shop like a table saw sled or redesigned jig. The next guy finds himself drawn to the cutting boards or large builds like that beautiful Murphy bed on the site today. Kinna cool that what makes each of us tick is a little different. Your “first box” is a beauty….you have a good eye….SOMETHING’S itching to get out. Maybe you want to try a guitar build!! :)

-- Tim Harrelson

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