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Project by jaykaypur posted 07-15-2014 02:05 AM 1866 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted maple with hand-crafted walnut clasp and hinges. It’s all held together with 8 tiny brass screws. The box measures 6” x 5” x 2” and the hinges are 1 1/2” x 1” x 3/16” and the clasp is 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Time in the hinges and clasp is about 3 1/2 hours and it was tedious at best. I finished it with 3 coats of wax, wet sanded each one and then buffed it. Have partially finished the inside and may leave as is. Will have to see. As always, thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 02:42 AM

Beautiful work—truly outstanding.

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

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 02:46 AM

You’re doing some really nice work. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 02:52 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 10:45 AM

This is a great lookin little box. The grain really shows up beautifully with your finish and contrast nicely with your “hardware”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 11:07 AM

Very nice.
Love the “hardware”.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 12:28 PM

Wow! Way cool

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 01:56 PM

Looks terrific. Really nice job on it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 02:18 PM

Really lovely work.

Does the walnut catch latch well? Does it keep the box closed?

Thanks for showing this.

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 04:12 PM

You have done an excellent job on this one Jay. Congratulations my friend.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 08:26 PM

Nice Work!
You’re hooked now… Welcome to the Wonderful World of DIY Hinges and Clasps!

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

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#11 posted 07-15-2014 10:29 PM

Very nice job on the hinges and catch! That spalted wood is just beautiful. You realize that glue would be sufficient for those hinges and catch? Just sayin :)

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

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#12 posted 07-16-2014 06:50 PM

Small is cool looking. Only wish it was easier to make. The hinges are awesome.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 07-17-2014 02:38 PM

Awesome hardware!! And nice looking box

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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