Just a Box

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Project by newTim posted 06-16-2010 06:59 AM 1812 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another box for a co-worker. It is about 10”x6”x6”. Made out of olive wood (I think, can’t remember) and figured maple. Inside lined with navy blue felt from Woodcraft following the directions in FWW. The sides were wrapped by using the resaw technique so the grain lines up all around the box. I used a forstner bit to cut the access hole and rounded it with a router bit chucked in the drill press.

The finish is TWWs Simple Varnish finish, basically GF Top Coat + Naptha. I have had very good success with Marc’s finishing method, especially in my dusty garage/shop, and recommend the DVD. I just noticed he has an ad right next to this frame. I recommend it anyway. I also applied a coat of Renaissance Wax. For this box I experimented with the Thin Kerf Barbed hinges. I got these from my local Woodcraft and also ordered some from Rockler. The new Rockler hinges are stepped so you do not have to cut a 45 degree bevel in the back, and they have a piece of metal that stops the hinge around 90 degrees. Their blade has fewer teeth and is supposed to give a cleaner cut. The instructions for the blade from Woodcraft called for using the drill press at 3,000rpm. I used my router at my lowest speed, 10,000rpm, and got some burning on the blade. I did get a very accurate and clean cut though. One thing about these hinges is you may have to widen the cut or pinch the barbs to get them to fit. I ruined a couple trying to press them in place. In the end I also applied some CA glue in the mortise. I plan to post a blog/review on all these hinges once I get a chance to use all of them.

Also, I remodeled my own website over the weekend. You can view it at I used some gallery software I purchased from Shozam. So far it is working pretty good. If you get a chance I’d appreciate any feedback from my trusted friends and colleagues at LJs. Once again, many thanks to all the LJs for sharing your work.

PS… I used a Cannon Powershot G2 but placed the box in a lighting tent that I similar to the one below. I know nothing about photography but this thing really produces some clear shots. I also used a new version of Photoshop CS5, so with the light background produced by the tent it was real easy to select the box and clear away the background.

-- tim hill

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 09:59 AM

Nice box your co worker should be happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 01:55 PM

Very Nice looking box Tim.. Especially since we have the same name.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 04:29 PM

You did a very good job on the box. I have seen those hinges on the rockler website but have not used them as of yet. Good to hear from someone who used them

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 05:34 PM

Nice job on the box. I enjoyed your website. You have done some great work. Your ideas for box design are inspiring. Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 07:36 PM

Good job on a nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 12:19 AM

Not just a box, but a very delicate box.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 06-18-2010 03:41 AM

Fun posting Bud and the extra photography info was a nice touch

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

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