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post #1 of 13 Old 11-26-2008, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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My first box

I made this box from some old oak reclaimed from a fence on my motherís farm. The dark stripes are where the moisture and mold penetrated deep into the grain. I think it gives the box character. I sprayed the box with 3 coats of lacquer.
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 AM
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djonesax That's a good looking box. I just got to ask what did you make it for. I mean what's it going to be used for?

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Looks like it will last forever. Don't drop it on your toe. :-) Very good job
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djonesax That's a good looking box. I just got to ask what did you make it for. I mean what's it going to be used for?
Just to look pretty.

Sometimes I will make something just to be making it. Haven't you.

Then it just sits around looking pretty.

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It's a tea box that I made for my Grandmother. The dividers are removable in case she decides to use it for something else one day.
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The box came out very nice. I like the darkness in the grain, makes for a nice subtle accent. Grandma will be happy.
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Looking good!

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Great looking tea box. My wife keeps her tea in a cardboard box. I think it says Tetley on the side of it.
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Hey Kenbo,
I keep my wine in the same type of container. Just doesn't say tetley on the side.
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So simple and yet so beautiful. I'm guessing you've already done a little bit of hinge work?
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Actually those were my first hinges on a box. It must have taken me an hour and a half to get them aligned perfect and to chisel out the mortise.

I searched this forum and came across another post about installing hinges. Cabinetman had posted a way that seemed simple, I tried it and it worked out well.
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lol, they look great!
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