My First Box

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Project by Steve Kreins posted 02-13-2014 02:51 AM 1609 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter for Valentine’s Day. I think the box is better than my photography, but I’m very happy for my first attempt. I used Red Oak for the lid and the rest is Poplar. I’m ready to try one using some pecan that was given to me. Oh yea, I had fun doing it!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 02:52 AM

Nice looking box. Great job Steve.

-- Billy

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 03:14 AM

good job! Just keep having fun.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 03:16 AM

Very nice box, good work, I hope she enjoys

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 04:10 AM

I know she’ll always treasure the box. You may want to try some scroll work with your saw- just to add that special personal touch to your next box. Something simple like initials, leaf outline, bird outline, butterfly etc. Just a small thing can add a big emotional impact. Your woodworking is progressing nicely…........Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 04:42 AM

Congratulation! Nice job on a fine looking box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 12:29 PM

Great box, Steve. How did you make such great mitre’s? Did you use any dowels or biscuits? Was the bottom inset in a rabbit joint? Continued success.

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 01:37 PM

I was thinking the same thing about the mitres. Nice fit, nice job.

-- --Shafe

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#8 posted 02-13-2014 04:00 PM

Very nice, Steve. The miters look tight and I love the way you trimmed the top. Great job!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#9 posted 02-13-2014 08:48 PM

Looks a Whole lot better than my first one. Thats why mine is not posted and won’t be. Maybe the 2nd or 3rd ones that are in the planing stages.

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#10 posted 02-14-2014 12:34 AM

Keep having fun. That what it is all about. Nice box by the way.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 01:25 AM

I cut the miters with a compound Miter saw using stop blocks to get an exact match for the sides. I still think there must be a better way. I actually wrecked on piece and had to cut another. Oh well, that’s part of learning. Thank you all for the nice comments, it encourages me!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 01:40 AM

A very nice box and you had fun. That’s a “win, win” in my book.
I could never cut decent miters on my miter saw so it moved to the barn and now cuts stickers for a living!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 02-16-2014 11:39 PM

Looks good, very nice job I’m sure she’ll love it!

-- John Cobb

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