Cherry Box

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Project by 6t5Goat posted 05-08-2012 12:06 AM 1826 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple Cherry box with a bubbinga lid.. Rockler barrel hinges..

Finished with Tung Oil and wax.

This will be a gift for my wife.. she plans on keeping her DSLR camera and lenses inside it.

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 12:50 AM

Very nice box. What type of wax did you use after applying the Tung oil?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 01:12 AM

Very nice wood selection. I also like the joinery. Very cute. Your wife is a lucky person.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Chris Cook

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 02:05 AM

Nice work.

Please tell about the barrel hinges. I have a few sets and have never used them as I fear that a slight misalignment will hose the lid alignment! What was your process?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 02:08 AM

Great selection of woods and also love the joint. I have the jigs by MLCS but have not used them yet.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 02:50 AM

Great looking box, and the joints are very cool, I saw them cutting them at a woodworking show in Feb. I was tempted to buy it, but I came home with so much hardwood, if I bought the jig too the wife would have made me sleep in the shop :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 03:49 AM

GTO…nice car,

The woods you have chosen are great with beautiful grain patterns and a nice mix of colors. Your joinery looks top notch and should be very rugged. The “lip” inside the box should help hold it in line and provide strength when it is closed. I love boxes driven by a specific purpose like this one is.

Three things to think about:

Lenses are fragile. Padding would probably help…could be in the corners of the squares.

The top is going to put a lot of strain on the hinges. A stop of some kind would help that.

At the risk of detracting from your beautiful design, shape, and joinery, some type of lift on the front would be a practical consideration.

You have a great eye for wood and for design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 09:46 AM

Nice work, I’m sure she will love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 11:36 AM

Thank you all for all the great comments…

The wax is just Johnsons Paste Wax.. The tung oil and wax finish give me good results and is simple to apply.. Thats why I like it.. Also the wife doesn’t complain about the smell of tung oil..

I got the fastjoint jig at the Woodworking show in Baltimore this winter.. this is the first project I did with it.. the joints turned out nice.. I’ll use it again.. I did break the router bit the first time it tried to use it.. so.. I suggest getting a few bits..

A lid chain is something that I will be adding as will some padding on the bottom.. But, this project is “Finished” in the sense that this is how the gift will be given on Sunday.. I have made a lift/handle for the top.. but I found it really was unnessary and distracting from that figure in the wood.. so I left it off..

The Hinges were quite easy to install.. the proper size drill bit is an absolute must as these must fit SUPER tight.. I set up a fense on my drill press and drilled the holes in the lid.. then clamped the lid to the box and extended the hinges to full open position.. this gave me the position for the hinges on the box.. as long as the hinges are installed at a proper 90 degree angle there should be no issues.. It took me less than 20 minutes to set both hinges..

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 12:41 PM

Beautiful box. Very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 05-09-2012 07:32 PM

Nice Box, A box with a job in mind, as stated, is a Great thing, You have done a Great job here, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 12:03 PM

Love the joinery, what kinda bit did you use for that?

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#12 posted 05-08-2014 02:34 PM

It’s a beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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