Wood Box #5

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Project by woodboxman posted 01-04-2009 05:02 AM 2092 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest and favorite ever. This the first box i have made with all wood construction, including the hinges and latch. I used lots of different wood in this box.

Mahogany sides
Maple top
Redheart bottom
Myrtle hinges
Walnut and purpleheart latch

1/4 inch box joint with mortised hinges and catch for the latch. This was a very rewarding project and i was proud to give it to my sister for christmas, she’s still talking about it… I plan on using wood hinges on most of my box’s from now on. someday I’ll learn how to take good pics .

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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#1 posted 01-04-2009 05:42 AM

Yes, this is a really nice box. I like it too. Get a tripod for the camera. Bright filtered light is best.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 06:11 AM

good looking work. I especially like the shape of the top

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

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 04:35 AM

that is a very elegant box! nice proportions, and clean joinery. I love the taper you chose for the top.

Sometime you should post a “how-to” on your hinge making. I think wood hinges are the bee’s-knees with this sort of thing. Do you use a drill press? I guess that would be how I would do a hinge from solid wood. although I could imagine doing a “knife” style hinge using a laminate but I’m still crunching this idea around. If you have the inkling to share your approach, much obliged!


-- Oakland, CA

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