Jewellery boxes - 1st wooden hinges

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Project by majuvla posted 03-22-2019 07:23 AM 823 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made those boxes from oak wood, 10mm thick boards – all 6 sides were cut on 45 miter so there are no visible joints anywhere. Dimensions 39×8x8cm. There is additional, removable inner compartment.
Splines, handles and hinges were made of walnut. First time I made wooden hinges. I cut fingers on bandsaw, holes on drillpress, sanded on disc and belt sander.
Hinge axe – 3mm brass rod (3.5mm hole, few drops of glue).
Hinges dimensions 63×40x10mm.
Finish – linseed wood oil.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 09:36 AM

Very nice! Especially the splines an wooden hinges. Great work, Ivan!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 10:30 AM

Great job Ivan! Kind of an unusual shape for a jewelry box but your execution is wonderful and the wooden hinges are outstanding! Is there any sort of latch to keep it closed?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 11:33 AM

I really like your boxes. The combination of wood, splines, rounded edge, and finish give the box an old, organic feel which I really appreciate.

I also noticed the grain on the hinges runs perpendicular to the box grain. While it draws your eye to the hinges, I would expect the grain direction will also keep them from splitting if the grain ran parallel to the hinges.

Nice work.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-22-2019 11:39 AM

Looks fantastic Ivan. You did great on your first set of wood hinges. Thanks for sharing!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 11:43 AM

These boxes are beautiful and well designed Ivan. Great work on the hinges too. I also like the lip you put around the inside of the lid. A little different and special.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 11:46 AM

хорошая работа деревянные петли супер

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#7 posted 03-22-2019 01:20 PM

Great looking box, the wooden hinges are awesome.

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#8 posted 03-22-2019 01:42 PM

Oak is not the easiest wood to work with, but these uniquely beautiful jewelry boxes prove you’ve mastered it well Ivan! Love the hinges … and am so glad you didn’t cut your own fingers on the bandsaw … lol!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#9 posted 03-22-2019 02:02 PM

simply love the splines and the hinges .. WOW ... GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 03-22-2019 03:23 PM

Real nice , I could use it for my small woodworking tools. That would make a real nice safe place for the special tools that I am always miss placing because they are so small.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#11 posted 03-22-2019 04:02 PM

Beautiful job on those boxes and I love the hinges!

-- 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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#12 posted 03-22-2019 04:06 PM


-- Mark

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#13 posted 03-22-2019 04:25 PM

Nice box, Ivan.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 03-22-2019 05:10 PM

Very nice! Especially the splines an wooden hinges. Great work, Ivan!

- muesli

Great job!

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

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#15 posted 03-22-2019 05:19 PM

Great project Ivan…some of your best work!

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