Another box thing

Ok, so I posted this project on everywhere possible (YT, IG, Reddit) and yes, finally here.

I made this one to join in #RocklerTryThatChallenge event from Rockler and my new challenge for this project was the checkering on the drawer front.  I wanted to try the checkering things on my mallet handle last time but it didn't work well so finally, I get the result at least I can be happy with:)

In addition to it, my new challenge was to care about the details that I usually don't even try. It's because I can feel I'm somewhat getting better but I always think my products are kind of boring or missing somethings.

I designed this box to include most things I wanted to try based on the size of the lumber I bought so again, I have no idea about the use of the box.  Therefore, I'm sending this to my parents and they'll figure it out.

Thank you!

Oh I forgot to say I tried my best as usual and this is the best I can do for now and Ron, please feel free to remake it if you like it:)


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Precision and details there! A work of art 👍
Splinter, Thank you! 

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"WOW" is an under statement. your way to modest my friend. that checkering is spot on and the basket weave is beautiful. love the handle and nice work on the dovetails.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

just watched the video. your hand tool skils are impeccable. let me repeat, your way too modest about how good you are.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Pottz, Thank you. I'm just a hobbyist so I can just spend a long time on a project and my hobby includes to enjoy not only the process of making products but also finding how I can improve for next time so I think I will never feel I'm good enough or I will loose my motivation, haha. 

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thats true, i always want to keep learning and always getting better.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Excellent work YRTi,
That is some fine craftsmanship. Way beyond my skills. 
I really enjoyed watching the video,  well done sir.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

That is a really beautiful box! The video is also very well done.
BB1 - Thank you
Pottz - hey, your products always have good design and quality and you can handle variety of projects so maybe you can stop improving, haha.
Bentlyj - Thank you for checking the video, too! I've seen your projects and I know your skill is far above mine but I'm happy with the compliment.  One day, I want to be able to make this small box into a nice big cabinet like you!

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Thank you Steve as always. I enjoy video making as much as woodworking, haha!

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WOW! I bow before the master! 🙇‍♂️

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Wonderfully done.   Love the box.   The design is great.     Craftmanship is what I would expect.


Dark_Lightning - I’m so honored and lucky to have many nice people here to give me kind words, haha!! Thank you.
Ron, Thank you. A little by a little, I'm improving and hopefully, I can try stringing next year.

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Phenomenal work! I love that the checkering is only in a small, asymmetric area. 👍🏼 The entire project is just beautifully done…and thank you for posting the video! It’s also very well done. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Wow, wow, wow, YRTI...

You may say ho-hum to the above picture, but 12 thumbs up, speaks for itself.

Love the project, the results, but I extend my sincere thanks for HOW you made it... now that I can learn from.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Very nice, YRTi! Looks like you’ve figured out checkering!

May you have the day you deserve!

RyanGi - Thank you as always. Maybe the checkering is only in the small area and asymmetric because I was too scared to make a mistake... who knows, haha.
LBD - Thanks for the thumb upS. Yeah, I've seen a 3x3 (1 single piece to lock) or 5x5 (2 pieces to lock) puzzle out of it and you can make it but be sure to make it a loose fit or once all joints lock in place, you can't release them.   
Dave -  Thank you. I was being sure not to skip a single line but I still need a lot of practice! 

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Beautiful. Excellent job !!!
Thanks Mike:)

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