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    First box

    This is my first attempt at a mitered corner box. It's not perfect but I am well pleased for my first attempt. First thing in a couple of weeks that hasn't had big problems!

    It's made of Oak I found in the attic of an old Post Office/General Store on my property. So the Oak must be at least 50 years old. Probably closer to 70. I am not a big fan of oak but this stuff is beautiful, just very thin. The center is a piece of mahogany I had left over from a boat project several years ago.

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    Very nice box Jeff. I like to use oak on boxes . I like to mix it with ash for accents when i put mitered keys in and lid pulls and knobs.
    Good job!

    Corey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    This is my first attempt at a mitered corner box. It's not perfect but I am well pleased for my first attempt.
    Jeff,

    Very nice work! I wish my "first tries" looked so good!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    No need to put it down. Lookin' fine.

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    Hey Jeff, the box looks nice. I like the look of the contrasting top panel. You did a nice job.

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    Jeff , I like that box too. How did you join the mitred oak frame around the mahogany? Wood history makes the project more special too.
    Good job.
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    Jeff,

    The boxes look great to me, I always seem to have a hard time getting a perfect miter on small projects like those.

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    Looks nice, Jeff. Simple lines, and a nice combination of woods. Boxes are a lot more challenging than they look, huh?

    Sounds like quite a place you have there, Jeff. Your own General Store and Post Office...what...did you buy the whole town? (The smiley is green with envy. I'd love to have something more than a city lot.)
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    Vaughn, I am just not a city boy. Couldn't stand it for long at all. I have 3 acres. My FIL and his brother are pilots. His brother is still active and flew over just a few days ago. Gives me an excuse post this photo. Will post that in the Off Topic section.

    But the Store/PO is very small and about to fall in. Not much to see. I just recently found out what it was.

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