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2nd iteration of this multi-sided box

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Project by awsum55 posted 01-10-2019 08:31 PM 951 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a few left over pieces from my last build and wanted to try something new. I changed a few things like cutting the sides into a decagon shape. I changed the handle and used a slightly different design for the hinge. But the biggest design change is the use of finish nails as a design element as well as being structural.

The bottom half of the box has the nails used as dowels to hold the sides more securely, but I didn’t want them to show on the inside so I cut them just short of going through the walnut sides on the top half. I had to come up with a way to hammer them in, but not damage the surface when cutting them to size. I drilled a hole in a thin piece of oak and used it as a guard when cutting the nails with my dremel.

I really like the way the leather hinge works, I’m sure I’ll be using them again in future projects.

-- John D, OP, KS





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#1 posted 01-10-2019 08:33 PM

very nice

-- bambi

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#2 posted 01-10-2019 08:34 PM

Just exited as first one

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-10-2019 09:13 PM

awsum that box is awsome! i love the look of the nails used as dowels,very different look.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 12:20 AM

John, I like that a lot – probably try that design but in my no hinge box

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 01-11-2019 01:34 AM

Nice design and build.

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#6 posted 01-11-2019 03:57 AM

A beautiful and extremely unique piece.

I very much like the “not a clone” aspect of this unit!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 01-11-2019 12:57 PM

Everything about this box, and the previous one, is very interesting! It’s very nice and I really like the design elements of the finish nails and your creative hinge. Great work!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#9 posted 01-11-2019 01:16 PM

Nothing I like better then a very different and unique box. This definitely is one. I really like the shape and style. Using the nails as a design feature sets it off. I would really like to see you use a brass rod for the dowels next time. Very nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 01-11-2019 03:08 PM

Wow. I like everything about that box. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 01-11-2019 06:22 PM

Thanks to all of you for such nice comments.


Nothing I like better then a very different and unique box. This definitely is one. I really like the shape and style. Using the nails as a design feature sets it off. I would really like to see you use a brass rod for the dowels next time. Very nice job!

- jeffswildwood

Jeff, that is a great idea, I didn’t think of using brass. That would add some warmth.

-- John D, OP, KS

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