Redwood and hard maple box #5

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 01-13-2020 09:52 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My third post in a series of nine box art projects using reclaimed redwood. Each posting features a unique box in the main pictures and a narrative focused on a different step in the process. Sometimes including photos from parts of other projects in the series; click on “my next or previous project” to read the whole series.

Redwood and hard maple box #5
  • 7.5×7.5×4.5 inches
  • Box joints with a skip pattern
  • Four-way book matched burl top
  • Hard maple trim, splayed feet, and hinges
  • Removable tray may be oriented to slide side to side or front to back
  • Brass knob and clocked, sculpted hinge screws
  • Ribbon lock
  • Leather lined floor and ceiling

Reclaimed Redwood, a gift from my sister, plus hard maple trim and Redwood burl purchased from Rare Woods & Veneers – Carlton McLendon, Inc.

Pictures and comments during making of the hinges and mortises:

I made a big inventory of hinges and blogged about it a while back,, Wood hinges, Incra HingeCrafter, so I’ll not go into detail again but here is a picture of the inventory:

Cut the tops off of the boxes at the bandsaw and marked for hinge mortises:

Added a piece of tape as depth gauge to my saw and cut the verticals:

Carefully chiseled out the mortises using shallow cuts and dry fitting the hinges until happy:

Signed and tied up with a bow:

Thanks for reading my post. The main pictures in full resolution are also posted at Comments or questions are welcome. I’ll post the next one in a day or so…

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 01-13-2020 11:00 PM

Another good looking box ! Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 01-14-2020 09:44 PM

Really well done!

-- Petey

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