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This is the box I made for the woodyard guy for giving me the padauk .
Much simpler joints with the birdmouth cutter, but I think a pleasing effect with the longer front and back.



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Bob, was it you that said a while ago you were reluctant to post pictures of your projects? This is amazing work and you should be proud to display it. Nice job.
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I like the Padauk against the lighter wood (maple?) and the joints provide a great effect (different). Nice job and thanks for sharing.


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Nice use of figured wood Bob. And your top aligns nicely - one of those things that people don't think much about until they've actually built a box. You definitely have some good box building chops! Maybe you've got the same addiction I have.

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Vince, its been a hard road, with many scrap bags filled with kindling (lol). But now I have taught myself enough to be at least content with the boxes. I am very critical of my own work which is why up till now I have been the shy retiring type.

Brad, yes, the Maple is a perfect contrast to the Padauk, I really like it.


Phil, I cheat. I build the box with extra high sides, glue the lid on, and then slice it on the bandsaw into base and lid. By the time I have cleaned up the two cuts its the right height. please dont think bad of me (g)
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Why would I think bad? (Yeah, I know it was a joke) You got to the point where you have something you are proud of. I'm sure you have a dozen things you'd do differently but that's the sign of a serious WWer.

There's an old expression in the tech world that something is "good enough to criticize". While it may seem negative, it's actually high praise. So, when I build, I aim for good enough to criticize.

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I want to clarify my confession a little. On THIS box I sliced the lid off later. On my first box with the box joints I did make the lid after the box.

I find it annoying when I know the faults because i built it, but then my wife and friends say "its lovely" and I say "but look at this corner here, and that join there"
And this is supposed to be a relaxing hobby.
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I want to clarify my confession a little. On THIS box I sliced the lid off later. On my first box with the box joints I did make the lid after the box.

I find it annoying when I know the faults because i built it, but then my wife and friends say "its lovely" and I say "but look at this corner here, and that join there"
And this is supposed to be a relaxing hobby.
SLICING THE LID OFF LATER, I thought that was the only way to do a box.

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I want to clarify my confession a little. On THIS box I sliced the lid off later. On my first box with the box joints I did make the lid after the box.

I find it annoying when I know the faults because i built it, but then my wife and friends say "its lovely" and I say "but look at this corner here, and that join there"
And this is supposed to be a relaxing hobby.
Bob we are our own worst critics but that's because we always think we can do better. Enjoy the hobby - it's a learning process.

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Herb, from now I shall slice the lid whenever possible. It gives very good results.
That first one with the comb joints i couldnt because my cutter bit only cuts 5. So I had to make the lid afterwards, but it was a very time consuming process matching each side.
If I had a table saw and could cut more joints at one go i would do that.
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