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I had a few left over pieces from my last build and wanted to try something new. I changed a few things like cutting the sides into a decagon shape. I changed the handle and used a slightly different design for the hinge. But the biggest design change is the use of finish nails as a design element as well as being structural.

The bottom half of the box has the nails used as dowels to hold the sides more securely, but I didn't want them to show on the inside so I cut them just short of going through the walnut sides on the top half. I had to come up with a way to hammer them in, but not damage the surface when cutting them to size. I drilled a hole in a thin piece of oak and used it as a guard when cutting the nails with my dremel.





I really like the way the leather hinge works, I'm sure I'll be using them again in future projects.

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Just exited as first one
 

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awsum that box is awsome! i love the look of the nails used as dowels,very different look.nice work.
 

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John, I like that a lot - probably try that design but in my no hinge box
 

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A beautiful and extremely unique piece.

I very much like the "not a clone" aspect of this unit!
 

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Very nice box.
 

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Everything about this box, and the previous one, is very interesting! It's very nice and I really like the design elements of the finish nails and your creative hinge. Great work!!
 

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Nothing I like better then a very different and unique box. This definitely is one. I really like the shape and style. Using the nails as a design feature sets it off. I would really like to see you use a brass rod for the dowels next time. Very nice job!
 

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Wow. I like everything about that box. Nice work.
 

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Thanks to all of you for such nice comments.

Nothing I like better then a very different and unique box. This definitely is one. I really like the shape and style. Using the nails as a design feature sets it off. I would really like to see you use a brass rod for the dowels next time. Very nice job!

- jeffswildwood
Jeff, that is a great idea, I didn't think of using brass. That would add some warmth.
 
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