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This was a prototype box to see if I could use pin hinges. The other experiment was to glue the ebony to the end grain of the mahogany. (So far, so good!) The top has a "soft-close" feature when you flip it closed; the lid fits tight enough that the air pressure keeps it from slamming. I suspect that it will lose this feature when the seasons change and the lid shrinks up a bit. Oh well…..

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Looks great Ken
 

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Ken, I like your design on this box. Nice clean lines. Well done and welcome to LJ's
 

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Thank you both for your kind comments. Dunno what the box is good for, but it was an enjoyable experience.
 

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Yet another fine and admirable build from Ken here. It is as fine a box as I have seen. :D
 

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Very nice indeed ! What species did you use and what type of finish is on it ?
 

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Dusty,

Thanks! The main body of the box is Khaya (Meliaceae genus), with the lid from Big Leaf Oregon Maple (Acer macrophyllum), ebony accents. The finish is bug juice and tree grease (shellac and tung oil), my finish of choice for small projects: pad on the 1 lb cut shellac 'til it's almost shiny, let dry, rub with gray ScotchBrite, then float on a thin coat of WaterLox. Easy, forgiving and rich looking.

Ken
 

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Thank you for all of the info …I'll have to try that finish recipe : )
 

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Thanks again for the kind words all! One of the interesting things about this box is the Domino construction: the sides and legs are of mortise and tenon construction using the new, tiny, 4mm loose tenons. Quick, easy and strong. Love my Festools!
 
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