A Challenging Little Box

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Project by Dan P posted 02-04-2019 07:08 PM 1208 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just over 3” in length. Hinges are hand made by me and are 5/8” sq and set in flush with the hand shaped box surface. Pivot rod is .047 piano wire. Box made with maple, with dyed and treated panel.

Not easy to make.. Have not been able to duplicate it a after a couple times trying.

Thanks for looking.

-- Daniel P

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 02-04-2019 07:16 PM

That is one fine piece of work. Fine in both senses.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 02-04-2019 07:50 PM

Excellent work! I love the hinges.

-- Stephen

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#3 posted 02-04-2019 07:50 PM

Nice box Dan. Hinges look perfect too. Anything that small is hard to work on let alone try to duplicate it. Good luck on that one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-04-2019 08:33 PM

sometimes one of a kind is best, especially in this project.

-- 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 02-04-2019 08:37 PM

That is a beauty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 02-04-2019 08:47 PM

Wow, what a challenge, you have set the bar a bit higher. Beautiful result.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Dan P

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#7 posted 02-04-2019 08:55 PM

Thanks Gene, appreciate the comment.

Thanks Stephen!

Thanks Dave, you’re right about smaller projects!

Thanks Dick, this project will remain one of a kind!

Thanks Wayne!

-- Daniel P

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Dan P

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#8 posted 02-04-2019 08:57 PM

Thanks Mike, for the nice compliment!

-- Daniel P

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 02-04-2019 09:22 PM

Definitely one to click “zoom pictures” on. ;-) Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 02-04-2019 09:28 PM


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

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#11 posted 02-04-2019 09:51 PM

Congrats on the dt3. You made a fine box there!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 02-04-2019 09:58 PM

Beautiful! Small is the hardest thing of all…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Dan P

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#13 posted 02-04-2019 10:27 PM

Thanks Dave, much appreciate.

Thanks Ralph!

Thanks Petey!

Thanks Jerry, it is indeed!

-- Daniel P

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#14 posted 02-05-2019 02:21 AM

Daniel. Amazing detail on such a tiny box. You must have a microscope on your bench. Great job!

-- AJ

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Dan P

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#15 posted 02-05-2019 02:45 AM

Thanks AJ, no microscope yet, but my eyes aren’t getting any better, it’s a race as to which body part goes first, or next. lol

-- Daniel P

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