Passionate Box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 02-24-2018 02:45 AM 1500 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So much passion I had while I am doing this box…this is why I called it passionate.

Made of Narra recycled parquet, Ipil and white pine however not sure because all materials are from recycled materials. The knob is kamagong and hinges are recycled from old cabinet doors. The box measures 4×8 x 12 inches.

I was in difficult situations during the construction of this box. Every moment I have to solve and decide what to… here are the photos that you can see how an extra ordinary journey making a box like this.

The hinge.. taken from an old L-hinge and bend it to fit in.. I should have done it in a normal way however the challenge is there to give the lid to open and close the passion I like.

I thought this was good to use the a metal latch but I had received lot of comments that it was too big and destroy the beauty of the illusion. In the end I have some screw holes left on the finish. The passion of others comes in. They want it with only knob handle.

The last decision that made me a brilliant wood worker.. the combination of mitering on the corners and the box joint half lap on the front and backsides. On making the miter.. I have to use a jack plane. Dont be mistaken about me being boastful. Just that I am proud of what I have done with the corner joints.

Here are some exciting pictures


Thanks and God bless,

-- Bert

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 02:53 AM

By the way if you want some details… you can ask while the box is still in my possession. I will be open to take photo and share it.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 03:34 AM

Very cool…. looks like it was a ton of work

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 08:29 AM

If I’m not mistaken, Bert, you’re the one who cuts all the pieces by hand, aren’t you? If so, that’s the most impressive thing to me about it all.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 09:22 AM

Hand planing too and saw cut by hand. You are right Mark. I started this passion long time ago and still have it till now. You can check my previous blogs where I explain how I had been enjoying lumberjocks from thereon. Thanks for your good memory.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-24-2018 09:24 AM

Superb piece of work Bert. Worth every hour you spent on it.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 02-24-2018 10:51 AM

Very interesting to see that pattern on a box. Usualy it’s on cutting board .Nice work and great effort.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-24-2018 01:27 PM

amazing dedication to ensuring the pattern was wrapped. Lots of thought and anguish must have gone into every cut.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 02-24-2018 03:08 PM

Just WOW! The work I can imagine behind this box with the parts is even more astounding.

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#9 posted 02-24-2018 03:38 PM

That’s cool to look at but must have been difficult to work with all of that detail. Impressive

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#10 posted 02-24-2018 09:02 PM

Very nice work, a real challenge I’m sure.


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#11 posted 02-24-2018 09:05 PM

Hey Bert,

Thanks for sharing your passion. and solace????

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 02-24-2018 10:01 PM

Wow! This box is a wonderful eye catcher. It is an outstanding box and shows a lot of fine quality. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 02-25-2018 12:27 AM

I like this one a lot. Nice work

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#14 posted 02-25-2018 02:24 AM

Thanks for your kind words.

If I will make another box of a wrap around, I need a hinge that throw back the lid and it should be concealed or hidden inside. There are available hardwares in the store but they need a thicker build say 1/2 inch. Not good for my box which are only between 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. A challenge for me to design and do the impossible. Good to hear from you Pul.

-- Bert

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