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Project by Tichomir Toth posted 12-27-2015 06:48 AM 32935 views 22 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my next attempt at making box. The box is built by real solid cherry, padauk and ash wood. The wood is treated with transparent varnish. Dimensions 290×135×105 mm. Inspired by Boxguy. ;)
Happy New Year to everyone!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 07:12 AM

Tichtot, I think you have crafted a really beautiful box. I like the wood selection, graduated corner splines, the padauk bottom strip, rounded corners, faux feet, dividers in the sliding trays, carefully fitted top, excellent finish, attached lid, and overall dimensions. The only thing I see that is not an improvement over how I build boxes is the hinges. At every step you have improved on my work. Congratulations on a job very well done, and thanks for the mention. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 08:13 AM

That is absolutely beautiful.
I am interested to know how much machinery you used verses hand tools.

Magnificent piece of craftsmanship
Kind Regards

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 11:09 AM

I can only agree with the other LJs comments Tichtot,

Very well constructed and alignment of the grain ia very impressive.
I think its time to practice doing concealed hinges on the next creation as Big Al eluded to the hinges although very nice do no really suit the box.

I guess its because the lines of the box are so clean the hinges stand out more.
I know doing cut outs for hinges is a bit scary and you can easly ruin all your good work in this step but give it a try.

As with anthm27 some more construction details would be interesting to read about.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 01:21 PM

Beautiful work on this. Love the color contrasts of the woods you used too. When Boxguy compliments/ critiques you like he did ….... You are on the right track. Again, very nice craftsmanship!

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

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Jerry Spencer

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 01:43 PM

Truly a work of art.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 02:51 PM

Very cool wood combo, great looking box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 03:49 PM

Very nice looking box. I think you got everything right even the hinges.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 12-27-2015 03:49 PM

Certainly got my attention! Very nice looking project. Obviously you are paying great attention to detail. Thanks for posting.

-- Seeing is believing.

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Tichomir Toth

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 04:09 PM

Thank you all for your kind and appreciative words. It feels good to read the appreciative words of very experienced professionals.
Yes, the hinges are a weak link in the project. Probably next time I try more elegant solution.

My machinery park:
Table saw Hammer k3 Basic. Bought in this year. Wow! :)
Router CMT 7E placed in table built myself.
Bosch GBS 75 AE Professional belt sander.
Leight FMT Pro Mortise & Tenon Jig – it was not used at box making.

I made a corner splines cutting jig also.

Thanks again for your appreciative words!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#10 posted 12-27-2015 05:46 PM

I echo the other comments here. Simply elegant!

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#11 posted 12-27-2015 06:44 PM

This box is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 12-28-2015 01:49 AM

Well, i truely am humbled after seeing this, guess its time for me to practice more. Amazing job comrad

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour

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#13 posted 12-28-2015 02:08 AM

Beautifully done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 12-28-2015 02:37 AM

Well done tichtot!!!!! Very well thought out and crafted Box. The combination of woods is beautiful and I like the hinges too. Very professional project!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 12-28-2015 09:22 AM

Beautiful and elegant box. I like this red colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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