Just finished my first box!

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  • #19156
    nwertman
    Participant

    I just finished my first dovetail box (and my first project from this series). I had a blast! I’m not very happy with the finish, but that is a technique that will improve over time.

    Nathan Wertman (Grand Junction, CO, USA, 81507)

    “But ‘it will do’ is a very bad maxim, especially for a person learning a business; the right principle is to ask oneself, ‘is it as good as it can be made?’ or, at least, ‘is it as good as I can make it?’” - The Joiner and Cabinet Maker

    #19157
    nwertman
    Participant

    Looks like file uploads from Safari aren’t working. Trying with Chrome.

    Nathan Wertman (Grand Junction, CO, USA, 81507)

    “But ‘it will do’ is a very bad maxim, especially for a person learning a business; the right principle is to ask oneself, ‘is it as good as it can be made?’ or, at least, ‘is it as good as I can make it?’” - The Joiner and Cabinet Maker

    #19160
    nwertman
    Participant

    *and* now they are upside down. At least I can build a box!

    EDIT: And, now they are right-side-up. I’m not sure if @joseph fixed them up for me or if there is some wiz-bang backend processing that finally caught up with the file upload. Regardless, you can all trust me… They were upside down at one point!

    Nathan Wertman (Grand Junction, CO, USA, 81507)

    “But ‘it will do’ is a very bad maxim, especially for a person learning a business; the right principle is to ask oneself, ‘is it as good as it can be made?’ or, at least, ‘is it as good as I can make it?’” - The Joiner and Cabinet Maker

    #19161
    Joseph Sellers
    Keymaster

    @nwertman, glad you are enjoying making the project. It looks great. Don’t worry about the finish it looks fine. Try buffing it with some 0000 steel wool. It will even out the shine.

    Sorry about uploading from Safari. We are working on it and will fix it soon.

    #19164
    Ken
    Participant

    Safari is the problem guys, everyone on other forums are having the same problems.

    Nice job Nathan, it only gets better buddy.

    #19166
    nwertman
    Participant

    Yea, I found the ‘unable to post’ thread and I responded there. I’m really VERY excited about it. I had fun doing it and it only took about 4 hours of shop time. My wife and parents are both stunned at the quality, which really goes to show what passes for ‘decent’ in the open market today.

    I have a long list of projects that folks are starting to ask me for now that they see my woodworking isn’t terrible. I may have a few questions about design to post in another forum.

    Nathan Wertman (Grand Junction, CO, USA, 81507)

    “But ‘it will do’ is a very bad maxim, especially for a person learning a business; the right principle is to ask oneself, ‘is it as good as it can be made?’ or, at least, ‘is it as good as I can make it?’” - The Joiner and Cabinet Maker

    #19172
    Ken
    Participant

    Yeah I posted the same info in that thread, but as usual. 😉

    #19174
    juryaan
    Participant

    Box looks great Nathan.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #19176
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    Well done Nathan.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
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    #19178
    Brian Loran
    Participant

    Looks good! Keep on truck’n. Which project are you tackling next?

    #19180
    Scott
    Participant

    That fine box looks like it was custom made for those chisels. What a lucky happenstance. 😉

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #19183
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Well done box…agree with Joseph…rub out with 0000 steel wool…don’t panic when it turns cloudy…and add a couple coats of wax.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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