Faithful Execution

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Project by newTim posted 07-15-2019 02:44 AM 633 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from The Woodsmith Shop, although I think the basic concept predates their show. Marc Spagnuolo has some interesting boxes with similar design and I think he credits Dave Knipfer. I made this one a bit larger than the Woodsmith plans. I also used their joinery approach with dowels, although I think there is a much easier and more accurate way using tongue and groove cut with the same set up as the bottom. I used Brusso JB-103 stop hinges and lined this one in black felt, but now I wish I had used green. This was a prototype of sorts as I plan to make a bunch of them and also incorporate photo transfers on the bottom of the lid. Stay tuned and thanks for watching.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 07-15-2019 09:59 AM


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#2 posted 07-15-2019 02:28 PM

beautiful box well done.

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2019 03:17 PM


-- 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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#4 posted 07-15-2019 07:08 PM

Really has a lot of WOW power, nice box.

I agree the dark green would have been a better choice, but the black works pretty well. What shade did you use on the Maple. I figure it’s a dye? Also are the sides painted, dyed?

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 07-15-2019 09:09 PM

I really like this box. It’s elegant, and looks fairly straightforward to make. Are the dowel joints hard to line up?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 07-15-2019 11:24 PM

Thanks all. Underdog, re the dowels, I thought they were hard to line up. Not hard to drill with precision using a jig or template (the plans show a certain type), but still a bit awkward to line up when gluing. I think there is a better way using tongue and groove.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 07-17-2019 11:15 AM

Nice box – very sleek!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 07-20-2019 06:31 PM

Steve & Underdog, I used trans tint dye with lots of experimentation. The dowels are not hard to drill with precision but they are hard to line up when glueing.

-- tim hill

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