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Project by PGreene posted 02-23-2009 05:28 AM 2660 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was just a fun box to make. I decided to keep the lines clean and neat. My bandsaw couldn’t handle the width of the cherry for the top to resaw and I didn’t want to plane 4/4 cherry into 3/8 and waste the other half. Instead I did as much as I could on the tablesaw and finished the rest by hand. Nothing special or elaborate, but a nice way to spend time in the shop.

-- Patrick





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 05:58 AM

First class!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kayakguy

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 03:12 PM

Sometimes, simple clean lines are what is called for, like this case. It helps focus you eye on the wood. Very nice.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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Glenn

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 08:03 PM

I agree—I think its simplicity is one of its strengths. I would be proud to have something like this on my dresser. (Add to my project list.)

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 09:44 PM

I like the clean design. It really came out nicely.

-- Happy woodworking!

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JoeCool

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 10:50 PM

Tell me about those hinges, What kind of hinges did you use and where did you get them? they look very small. Is there a stop on the hinges or will the lid go all the way back and break the hinges if a person is not careful.

-- Joe Cool

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PGreene

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 01:33 AM

Joe –
Thr hinges are mini barrel hinges from Rockler “http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9838”. To install then you drill a 5mm hole in the center on the board thickness then put a 45 degree miter along both edges. The miter stops the lid at 90 degrees. They can be a pain to set up on the drill press, but they look really cool and work w

-- Patrick

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JoeCool

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 04:56 PM

PGreene, Thanks for the tip on the mini barrel hinges. By pain to set up on the drill press I assume you mean to make sure the holes get drilled at exactly the correct place to that the corners of the box line up properly. Now those barrel hinges cost more that the barb hinges I use $8.79 as appose to $1.10. Of course it cost more to get the equipment to cut the slots for the barb hinges. I bought the small blades for the drill press to cut the slots but the drill press does not lock well to prevent up down movement. I think I have found some small enough slot cutters to cut the slots on the router table. I will let you know. This would solve the accuracy issue for the slots.

-- Joe Cool

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PGreene

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#8 posted 02-25-2009 01:38 AM

That price does get you a bag of the hinges though. I built myself a jig to attach to the fence of my drill press. with stops and a correct depth set it works pretty well. Really good setup directions come with the hinges. I did try putting three hinges on a box once…and while it looked really cool it was a nightmare!

-- Patrick

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JoeCool

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#9 posted 02-25-2009 01:43 AM

Oh , I see 10 to a pack so that is only $1.76 a box with free shipping. I am going to order some and give it a try. Thanks for the help.

-- Joe Cool

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#10 posted 03-04-2009 05:51 AM

Patrick,

I’m looking to build a similar box, i love the proportions on this one, do you mind listing the demisions?

excellent choice of wood!!

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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PGreene

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#11 posted 03-04-2009 01:22 PM

David –
The box is 13” long, 8” deep and 4” high. The sides are made from 3/8” thick material and the top is 1/4” thick. The dividers inside are 1/8” thick.

-- Patrick

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DavidH

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#12 posted 03-05-2009 03:03 AM

thank you patrick.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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