Box for my wife

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Project by cwdance1 posted 07-08-2010 02:58 AM 2340 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know its not much compaired you what most of you post but for me it turned out good. My wife was happy that I finally made something for her.

I don’t have a clue as to the wood. I found it in the scrap bin at the pallet sawmill not far from my house. I realy like the top wood. This was my first time using barrel hinges and I will use them allot more now.

The box was milled out of a single piece of wood on my home made CNC machine.

Have a great day everyone!!!

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 03:08 AM

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 03:13 AM

Looks like that CNC does a fantastic job. Would you consider posting some pictures of it?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 03:39 AM

Very nice, I like the rose on the top. I agree with Lew, I would like to see a posting of the homemade CNC as well.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 04:12 AM

Good job. We’re going to have to see that CNC machine. The bottom wood looks like cherry, maybe even sapele. The top is definitely spalted maple. I love the spalted maple look. Good find.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 08:35 AM

Great box. Love the use of scrap woods. Very nice contrast with the spalted maple. Sure the wife loves it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 08:43 AM

nice box & I can see why your wife liked it.
But can I be a little critical? when placing a motif onto such a decorative piece of timber, try to align it to the pattern all ready there. Try to use what is there to highlight your pattern.
Your first time using barrel hinges- I haven’t used them at all. What are your reasons for using again?? What is the thickness of the timber you used.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 10:53 AM

Don’t sell your self short fellow woodworker, it looks great! I love the grain of the wood you chose. Nice job!

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

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 02:09 PM

crane is right, that is spalted maple on the top and cherry on the bottom. My thought tho is what is a pallet company doing with cherry or spalted maple? If you make more projects for the wife, chances of that new tool you’ve been wanting could just show up one day. Very nice work.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 02:23 PM

Nice box – used barrel hinges recently for the first time myself. Because they rotate all the way back placement is critical. On my heart box I put them so the top would stop straight up when it contacted the base. They work great but don’t put them in and expect to remove them without damaging them. Put one side in then realized I hadn’t marked the drill center in mating side – big mistake- what a bear! A tad expensive in my opinion – I paid $12 for 2 10mm hinges (not 2 pairs 2 each).

-- John

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 10:11 PM

The box is 5” x 11” and is 1/2” thick on the sides.

I will post some pictures of my machine soon.

I stopped by the sawmill again today and found two more pieces of the spalted maple. They are 8” x 15” and 6” thick. I gave a dollar for both of them, not to bad.

Thanks for all the kind words.

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#11 posted 07-11-2010 03:31 PM

One Dollar?! Holy crap! Why can’t I find deals like this. I just spent $289 on 5 boards yesterday at a local lumber yard. And, I saved money because they were rough. 3 maple, 1 Jatoba, 1 Walnut. All 8/4 and 8’ by 6-7” wide. It hurts even talking about it.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#12 posted 07-21-2010 03:54 PM

I’m with lew, I’d like to see that CNC also. The box looks great.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#13 posted 07-21-2010 10:24 PM

I posted a blog not long ago with a couple of pictures of the machine.
Have a look and let me know what you think.

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#14 posted 09-17-2010 03:57 AM

I have never used barrel hinges either. Have been thinking of maybe trying them. Nice to hear you think they are easy, so now it’s my turn to try! Thank you for inspiring me.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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