Just a Box

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Project by carguy460 posted 10-05-2012 02:57 PM 1387 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a pine box I built for a friend. This is my first attempt at box joints, it worked out OK I reckon. I was instructed to use Sedona Red stain…not my favorite, but oh well! Finished with Gloss poly and a nice wax job. The pictures don’t really do it justice…but they do hide the gaps in my joints! The last picture shows my hand reflection…they said they wanted it shiny, so I made it shiny!

-- Jason K

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 03:18 PM

You made that pine look good!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 03:40 PM

Thanks Mauricio – I tried like heck! During this build I realized that woodworking is just taking a big piece of wood, cutting it into smaller pieces of wood, and putting them back together to make a big piece of wood…however, I struggle through that entire process!

-- Jason K

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 03:53 PM

Excellent! After recent excursions into box joints I know how frustrating and rewarding they can be.

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

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 06:57 PM

Ohh! That’s way too shiny! Nice box and a nice finish.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 07:08 PM

Thanks DeLayne! The box joints were a challenge. I’m glad I tried them, but I don’t think I’ll be doing them again unless someone specifically asks for them. I’m on a dovetail kick now.

Surfside – it is WAYY to shiny for my taste. I much prefer smooth and satin, unless its on an instrument.

-- Jason K

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 11:20 PM

Nice box man.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#7 posted 10-06-2012 01:25 AM

Nice job. And appropriate joints !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 02:18 PM

Well done, looks great!! I have made boxes with box joints and they are a challenge.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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