I'm Tryin' Awful Hard!

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Canuck

Wayne
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Well. Here is my very first attempt at building a box!!:roll: :roll: I can see that it takes a lot of practice to meet the perfection that I have seen around here lately.

My little DowelMax jig looked a little forlorn tucked away in the original shipping box, so I decided to build it a new home with some leftover poplar I had laying around.





Hey... We all have to start somewhere!! Right?:eusa_doh: :eusa_doh:

Wayne
 

DavidF

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David
Nice one! DT's as well! you've got too much time on your hands:lol:

Nice even staining too; not easy on poplar.
 

sapwood

Roger
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The box looks great Wayne! You're not just trying, your succeeding :icon_thum

But come on--you're demonstrating signs of Insomniac Syndrome when you start start building boxes for you jigs :lol:

Sapwood
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Well, there are three things going on here. First, I just picked up a new PC4212 DT jig and need to get "the feel of it".:) Second. I have had my eye on trying that DT jig storage cabinet that DaveO whipped up for his Leigh. - Now that really impressed the heck out of me!:eusa_danc :eusa_danc And Third! As DavidF says, "too much time on my hands" - I guess it is a sign that as a retiree, I can't stand doin' nothin on a rainy day! (I haven't shown the box to the LOML just yet....I am behind on some interior painting that needs attention and I may have my checkbook taken away from me!:crybaby2: )

Thanks for the feedback. I felt a little embarrassed for posting it.:oops:

Wayne
 

DaveO

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DaveO
Don't be embarrassed at all that looks awesome. Great tight fitting dovetails off a new jig, even staining on poplar, sharp lining (suedtex flocking?), nice hardware, and a purpose for the box. You shouldn't be anything but proud. I am impressed!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

Dave:)
 
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DavidF

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David
DaveO said:
Don't be embarrassed at all that looks awesome. Great tight fitting dovetails off a new jig, even staining on poplar, sharp lining (suedtex flocking?), nice hardware, and a purpose for the box. You should be anything but proud. I am impressed!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

Dave:)
Anything but "embarressed" do you mean Dave?

What ever you meant I second that producing anything that looks good and does the job it was designed for is a rare acheivment
 

DaveO

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DaveO
HA, this time I spell checked:slap: :slap:
You might consider it also, or is that the British spelling:lol:

Dave:)
 

DaveO

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DaveO
:rolf: :rolf: :rolf: I didn't know you were disabled by Firefox, maybe Steve knows a way around that. Post your issue in the Problems forum, other folks may be having the same problem.

Dave:)
 

Monty

Monty
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sapwood said:
But come on--you're demonstrating signs of Insomniac Syndrome when you start start building boxes for you jigs :lol:
Hey, does this mean I have a disease named after little ol' ME?!?!? :lol: hehehe..... I think we have the first documented case of the dreaded IJSBBS*



*Insomniac Jig Storage Box Building Syndrome
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Now that I think of it.:idea: Weren't you the guy that built one for your old Stanley doweling jig?

If so. Then I DID catch it from you!!!!!:eyeslam: (Here I thought I got it from DaveO's Leigh DT jig cabinet!)

Oh Well!

Just call it a minor infection right now.

Wayne
 

DaveO

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DaveO
Insom. well you did infect me, and I built my Leigh jig box. Let's call the CDC and see if they classify 2 reported cases a budding epidemic:lol: But it needs a shorter name:-D

Dave:)
 

Travis Porter

Travis
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Well, you are ahead of me as I am still building my first box. Dovetails look tight, and the finish looks good.
 

Sharp Blade

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Anna-Catherine
Very nice box. That staining does look great. Myproject isn't getting a stain. I am thinking of using Danish Oil on it.
 

mshel

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Michael Shelley
Canuk,

I am the one who built the hand cut dovetailed box for my Stanley dowel jig. I also built one for my vintage pilot bits.







Sorry Monty, gota take credit for this one. :rolf:

MIke
 

helmswatch

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Duke
Sorry but we have to agree with everyone else....your box looks great to us. We can only wish that our first box turns out that good.

Duke & Irene:eusa_clap
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Against all that I have read about water-based stains, I thought that I would give it a try. It's just Minwax rosewood water-based stain. I used the water-based preconditioner before two coats of stain and then laid on two coats of Polycrylic. One thing that I did learn though, was that you really have to move fast as its dries so doggone fast!!:-o Ok for a small item like this, but I certainly wouldn't try it on anything too large.

Thanks to all for your feedback and encouragement.

I guess it is ok to proceed with buying more tools. Eh?:lol:

Wayne
 

Canuck

Wayne
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I am so sorry Mike.

So....Perhaps I didn't catch that dreaded disease from Insom after all!! (IJSBBS* - *Insomniac Jig Storage Box Building Syndrome)

All I can say is that you guys are all teaching me well!!!!:-D :-D And, I really appreciate it!

Thanks,

Wayne
 
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