Three Little Boxes

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Project by Dan P posted 05-19-2020 09:35 PM 1458 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First box is 4 1/4” and is made with Birdseye Maple, Makamong panel and bottom is Wenge. Hinges are 3/4” x 5/8” and made with Jatoba, I used the table saw to create the raised portions.

The second and third box are both 3 1/4” and made with Birdseye Maple and hard Maple. Panels are Makamong and bottoms are Wenge, Hinges on Birdseye box are 11/16” x 9/16” and made from Jatoba. Hinges on hard maple box are hard maple and 11/16” x 9/16”

Thanks for looking

-- Daniel P

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#1 posted 05-19-2020 10:03 PM

Lovely work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 10:27 PM

These are really eye catching.

-- Being sawdust or first surface awe are dependent on the tool kerf

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#3 posted 05-19-2020 11:06 PM

Interesting work, the wooden hinges are an auto game upper, but can’t say I’ve seen a box with sidewalls before. Interesting.

Nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-19-2020 11:33 PM

Thanks Madmark Thanks Steve. Thanks SteveN. They were created to thin the walls,

-- Daniel P

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#5 posted 05-20-2020 12:24 AM

Chunky boxes. Really like the hinges – on my list of things to try.

-- Madburg WA

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#6 posted 05-20-2020 02:28 AM

Thanks Madburg.

-- Daniel P

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#7 posted 05-20-2020 06:28 AM

Interesting boxes, interesting details. A step up from your earlier work, Id say. I can imagine there was quite alot of hand sanding on those, maple, no less.

Curious as to how you shaped those hinges to fit the profiles. By hand tools, by machine?

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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#8 posted 05-20-2020 11:55 AM

very attractive, interesting boxes. raised panels and your hinges are really greatr

-- 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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#9 posted 05-20-2020 12:47 PM

Thanks Brian. My skill level at hand sanding has definitely improved over time:) The hinges are shaped with chisels and sandpaper after they are glued in their mortices. I fit them in the mortices with table saw cuts and a touch or two on a small variable speed disc grinder.

Thanks Dick.

-- Daniel P

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#10 posted 05-20-2020 12:52 PM

Dan, these are very nice boxes. They are very clean and good looking!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 05-20-2020 03:13 PM

You’ve got some shop and muscle time invested in these boxes! The hinges are a great idea, Looking good!

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#12 posted 05-20-2020 05:20 PM

Thanks Splintergroup.

-- Daniel P

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#13 posted 05-21-2020 08:07 PM

Really beautiful boxes Dan and the hinge is great. I have some small pieces of burl, I should give these a try.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 05-22-2020 01:19 AM

Thanks Dave, Small boxes would look great with burl! I have a couple extra hinges if you ever want to try them.

-- Daniel P

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#15 posted 05-22-2020 02:10 AM

These woods look so good – great job combining colors and grain. One of these days I may have to try wooden hinges… haven’t been bold enough to go there yet. Really nice work.

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