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Project by littlecope posted 05-17-2014 04:46 PM 2500 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In an effort to get some enjoyment out of Woodworking again, after a prolonged drought of projects, I made this Box… The first one of 2014…
It is a Rosewood and Curly (Quilted?) Maple affair, measuring in at 9 3/4” x 6 3/4” x 4 1/4”...
The hinges are a very simple set this time, which made them very easy to adapt to have a hidden hinge pin…

Rather than have a ‘distracting’ lid lift on the front, a simple indentation was filed with a half round file, to be used as a thumb catcher…

A couple of Rare Earth Magnets were added, to keep the lid from jiggling when closed… I may still mix up a batch of sawdust and Poly and hide them…?
It is not a purposed box at this time, made strictly as an exercise in having some Fun after a long Winter…
Not much to add… I aim to hit the bull’s eye in all of my work; every once in a while, by luck or by chance, I land one in…
Of course, it doesn’t hurt when Mother Nature contributes some of her best to the project too!
Thanks for taking the time to take a peek… Questions, Comments, and/or Criticism are always Welcome! :)
17 May 2014

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 05:24 PM

Nice work as usual Mike and a beautiful result. Glad to see you are back at it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-17-2014 05:30 PM

Mother Nature does indeed provide doesn’t she Mike? That is some gorgeous rosewood. That said, nice build on this project and I’m happy to hear you had fun making it. Thanks for the reminder that making these projects should be just that.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 05:36 PM

Really beautiful, Mike! It loods wonderful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-17-2014 05:57 PM

Great looking box, Mike.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-17-2014 07:49 PM

Thanks my Friends!
As much as I don’t enjoy the re-sawing and the planing, there is a lot to be said for the quality of the materials gained from the process… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 05-17-2014 07:58 PM

Nice box….Definitely a curly maple. Looks like your box joints are nice and tight, I think your relaxed attitude is showing up as finer workmanship.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 05-17-2014 08:34 PM

Mike, nothing like having some fun with wood and producing an very attractive product as a result.

A very good example of what can be produced from resawing and selection of timber to show the effects of how grain flow is used.
Add a contrasting lid insert and hinges and you have a winner.

A lot of thought and preparation work involved in the design and construction but all worth the effort in the resultant visual effect

Nice touch with the wooden nails.

-- Regards Rob

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 05-17-2014 09:29 PM

Beautiful work as always. Glad to see you are able get back to the hobby.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 05-17-2014 09:33 PM

Nice work Mike.
Your stuff is always a pleasure to view.

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#10 posted 05-17-2014 11:22 PM

very classy mike, the combination of wood tones is a great style, and i really like your wooden hinges, , i think if the right type of wood is used, then you will have a strong hinge, and you have nailed all the right combo’s here….im in a bite of a lull right now, and need a break, im enjoying doing some yard work, thanks for sharing your great box. grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 05-17-2014 11:40 PM

Great looking box—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 05-18-2014 12:31 AM

That turned out very classy! Love the wood combination and you know I love your hinges!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-18-2014 02:48 AM

Beautiful, Mike!
I really like the way you made the lid lift!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 05-18-2014 10:48 AM

Very nice box Mike, the wood is beautiful…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#15 posted 05-18-2014 11:23 AM

Nice one, Mike

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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