Padauk box

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Project by Davevand posted 11-21-2019 05:31 PM 381 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box because I wanted to build a wooden hinge. So after searching around I found a U-tube video showing how to make one using a router and scrollsaw (actually fairly easy). The video also showed a box using a birds-mouth router bit, I had one of those bits in my collection of bits and I always wondered what is was used for, now I know. I used the birds-mouth bit to make the sides using Padauk and Walnut, the top is veneered birds-eye maple top and bottom and the hinge and clasp is maple. Finished with shellac then several coats of gloss lacquer.

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#1 posted 11-22-2019 01:42 AM

Cool Box! The maple is gorgeous and the padauk and walnut compliment each other nicely.
The hinge and hasp is very cool. You’ve put a lot of great features into this beautiful box.
Well done.

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#2 posted 11-22-2019 07:05 AM

Interesting way to do the handle. The top section is a fabulous piece of wood, birdseye maple and birds-mouth joints, nice combo.

The birds-mouth joint is on my to-do list.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 11-25-2019 04:40 AM

That Birds-Eye Maple really adds a lot to this piece. Very nice project. : )

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#4 posted 11-27-2019 01:09 AM

Pretty cool indeed. Nice combo on woods.

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