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Project by Julian posted 03-25-2020 03:51 AM 422 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those projects that was started over a year ago and finally was completed. I made a box joint jig back in Dec. 2018 and tested it out on some cut offs. The joints came out perfect but I had no intention of making anything out of the test pieces. I didn’t want the wood to go to waste so I made this box with pieces of scrap that were laying around in the garage. The top was very boring so I added a little design and some color. The quadrant hinges were a hassle to install and the top does not fit correctly. But in the end I have a completed project that can be used to store something. Made from white oak and some plywood.

-- Julian





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Jake Brain

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#1 posted 03-25-2020 12:59 PM

I wrote a blog on installing the quadrant hinges with fixtures.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/JakeBrain/blog/23937

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#2 posted 03-25-2020 01:02 PM

Very beautiful. how did you fabricate this top?

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swirt

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#3 posted 03-25-2020 01:34 PM

Very nice bit of color and pattern on the top.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#4 posted 03-25-2020 02:05 PM

I also think the top is very very nice. Not saying you should have, but I think it would be nicer if there was a similar pattern and colour on the inside of the lid.

Quadrants are totally a pain to install, I tried once and havent again. Brusso makes that jig for installing theirs with ease but I dont have the cash for their hinges.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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Julian

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#5 posted 03-25-2020 02:09 PM

Grulgor: The top was a pattern I found on the internet. I traced the pattern with graphite paper, then burned the lines with a pyrography pen. Lastly, I used ink markers to add color.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 03-25-2020 02:22 PM



Grulgor: The top was a pattern I found on the internet. I traced the pattern with graphite paper, then burned the lines with a pyrography pen. Lastly, I used ink markers to add color.

- Julian


I’m impressed. Did not expect that such fine lines/patterns can be achieved with a pyrography pen. You surely have a lot of patience and a calm hand ;)

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 03-25-2020 04:40 PM

Beautiful box from all aspects ofit.

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

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#8 posted 03-25-2020 05:29 PM

Way to talk down a project! :D I like it, it looks nice.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 03-25-2020 05:39 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 03-25-2020 05:42 PM

I also like the lid. Thanks for sharing your how to as wel. I use Brusso but hinges, holds the lid open, and easy to install. I buy when they go on sale, usually July 15% off, and but about 10-12 at a time.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 03-25-2020 07:40 PM

Great work, and thanks for explaining how you made the pyrography top.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#12 posted 03-26-2020 12:02 AM

Beautiful job and I also love the top.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 03-26-2020 04:08 PM

Beautiful design on the top, no wonder it took a year…...

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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