Box, freemason

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Project by Thomas posted 01-19-2016 08:30 PM 1573 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some years ago my brother in law asked me if I could make him a box to keep some of his freemason badges and stuff.
He did not give me any indication what it should look like so I have tried to feel what he would like and this is what it has become.
Nice anecdote is that initially I wanted to put the freemason sign in 2 tone wood on the lid of the box but even after several tries I just could make it right then I realized that it was n’t supposed to be in the open on the outside but that is had to be encloseded in the box.
My brother in law was absolutely delighted with the result.
Sadly he passed only 1 year later.
The ( (10 cm) box is made of am. walnut and ash, the small insert box is made from padouk.

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 09:50 PM

Very nice and a good remembrance.

What hinge did you use?

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 04:36 AM

Sorry for your loss, this is an exceptional box and I would be certain he is still looking over it from above now…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 05:57 AM

This is an absolutely wonderful box!

-- Sean Hollick ~

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 02:51 PM

Very nice box. I like the contrasting wood design and the square and compass in the lid. If I had it, it would always be open. I am sorry for your loss, however he is in that celestial lodge above.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 05:22 PM

I, too, am a freemason, and that would be an outstanding gift to have…..I have several pins, rings, and masonic items that would work great in a box like you made….Great design, and great wood combo….

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 06:43 PM

Very nice and a good remembrance.

What hinge did you use?

- Redoak49

Thanks for your comment; the hinge is a brass straight hinge with a brass wire catch it limits the lid fall out just right.
They are sold in the Netherlands in a woodworkers store called Baptist (
But; beware! the wire catch has to be “absorbed”in the box which is a real pain to do because you have to drill quite deep and under an angle too, in both sides( the lid and the box)

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#7 posted 01-21-2016 06:46 PM

Thank you guys for the heart warming comments on both the box but also the personal touch.
Quite a welcome to the LJ’s community.

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