Box w/ Wooden Hinges - New and Improved

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Project by DustyNewt posted 01-07-2008 01:10 AM 9037 views 9 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is similar to the previous one except that I used rosewood for the accents and aspen for the main body. I added miter keys and improved the hinges. The top is from the same piece of unknown trunkwood I used on the last one (I got a bunch of slices). Overall, I am much happier with the way this one turned out. It measures
8 1/4×9 1/4×3 3/4”. The finish is 5 thinned coats of poly, then waxed.

Terry has since requested that I show a photo of the inside. I have since sent the box off, but I did find a pic. The inside of the lid is oak veneer I sliced from firewood and the bottom is from the same log only a little thicker. Pretty plain. The next one will incorporate a tray or small till or something.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 01-07-2008 01:31 AM

I love the hinges and someday I’m going to try doing something like that. That’s a beautiful box.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 02:03 AM

Great looking box. I really like the wood for the top.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 02:23 AM

Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 02:27 AM

sweet box better pick of the mystery wood this time could that be a spalted oak burl /kinda looks “oakish” in the lower left center quadrant smokin wood none the less

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 02:46 AM

exellent ! love the hinges also

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 03:51 AM

WOW!!!! Really love the burl on the top. The book matching is great. I also make wooden hinges using the incra. Adds a nice little touch that not everyone does. You should definitely enter this into the competition…’s a winner. Look forward to seeing more examples of your excellent work!!


-- Terry

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 03:55 AM

Looks a lot like Holly wood. Does it have some blue streaking in the wood. Holly does that.

Here’s a set of tables I made from Holly and Popular.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 03:59 AM

looks great. I also like the hinges

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 04:12 AM

Very pretty box! Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 04:15 AM

Wow, that is impressive. Simple elegance.

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 04:28 AM

man that is amazing!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 01-07-2008 04:30 AM

Wonderful box! Tha top is really something else!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 04:45 AM

Thank you, everyone for your kind remarks. Always positive juices flowing at LJ’s. The wood on the top is from the trunk of a tree we call a raintree, although I don’t think it is. I will take a photo of another in our yard and post it. Some one is likely to be able to help me out on identifying it, like the orchid tree I posted last month.
In case I forgot… Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2008 to ya’ll.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#14 posted 01-07-2008 06:54 AM

Scott, that is a beauty. The top is really cool. Are the hinges fixed with wooden dowels?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#15 posted 01-07-2008 07:20 AM

Ditto on the above. Do a blog on how to make the hinges please.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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