Bubinga, African Mahogany, and Wenge box with wooden hinges

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Project by Jim Case posted 06-08-2017 06:59 AM 3068 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box with wooden hinges made from three African woods (Bubinga, African Mahogany shelf, and Wenge mitered “outlay” on the top). Great fun figuring these out! I started by making the wooden hinges and then decided to make a box on which I could use them. The box became a special gift to a very close couple.

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#1 posted 06-08-2017 11:08 AM

I like that very much!

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#2 posted 06-08-2017 11:41 AM

Wooden hinges, fingerjoints and inlays – three of my favourite elements on one box.Great work and colours.

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#3 posted 06-08-2017 01:44 PM

Very attractive box. Nice box joints and inlays. Nice aged look also!

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#4 posted 06-08-2017 04:20 PM

Great box

Great design

Great Gift

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#5 posted 06-08-2017 06:39 PM

This is a very beautiful box with lots of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 03:32 AM

Beautiful work of art!

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 03:35 AM

Very pretty. I bet your friends were blown away.

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 04:31 AM

Thanks for your positive comments! This project allowed me to find several “work-arounds” as I got comfortable with a new router & table setup and had to fix a couple of unanticipated issues.

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