Pivot lid box

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Project by Simpsonusa posted 04-16-2013 11:27 PM 1739 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a pivot lid box. It is maple with rosewood bands. I used some scraps that I had and am pleased with the results. The box is a 2” interior circle with a 2.5” OD. I used a finish nail to make the hinge. Now I am building a 6” version.

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 12:20 PM

Nice work and nice design.

I like the split top. I wonder if cutting the little top piece on a bevel would make kind of a locking top ala dovetail. I have used small rare earth magnets to keep these kind of boxes closed too. You can get them as thin as a toothpick.

I like it. A real showy piece.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 01:26 PM

Wow! It looks fantastic! The bands make a great accent to the gorgeous maple and the finish is flawless. Impressive!

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