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This box was made to house my latest teleidescope. It is made from osage orange and walnut. I almost threw it away when milling out the center. The Z axis shut off and when I turned it on ,I thought the number was the same as when it went off so I kept going deeper to hit the depth number and I put the cutter right through the bottom of the box and into the vise. I recovered with a walnut insert in the bottom and actually that was easier to cover with the felt than a bottom with a raised corner all the way around. Some things have a purpose for happening!!

I put in some clearance pockets to get my fingers in to pick up the scope and it has a brass pin and bushing for a latch.

It is finished with Danish oil and satin polyurethane.

Cheers, Jim

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Nice save Jim! Glad you caught it before it hit China! The box is so nice; love the contrasting woods. Those clearance pockets are a good idea. Now you have a safe place to keep your Teleidescope. Nice work!
 

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Very nicely done Jim. The selection of wood types, and the perfect joints, make this a piece to be admired.
 

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Pretty cool box. I like that yellow part on top.
 

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Nice job and good save on the box Jim. I wondered what Osage and walnut would look like for a box, now I know.
I like the finger pockets too, have to remember that one.
 

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Very good, Jim!

You're now a"box" man! :)

COOL!
 

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Fine workmanship and colours Jim!
 

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A tradesman always knows how to rescue a situation Jim, neat timber combo & the splice thru the base looks great . Top marks
cheers
pete
 

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Jim, I like this box. The wood choices are beautiful, the finish and fit are flawless. I especially like the bookmatched grain on the ends. Nice job. The insert for the top completes the look. This box is a gem. Keep boxing and keep posting.
 

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Beautiful box, Jim. I like the rounded ends and the contrasting woods. Nice save on the oops.
 

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Nice work Jim. The hinges are well placed…they look good when presented from the inside. How do you rebate out the slot for the hinges? Do you pass it by the router? I tried a file but it just rounded over the edges.

Lovely wood contrast and blends well.

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Cliff.
 

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Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Cliff, I used to chisel out hinge pockets all the way. But now I lay them out, define the size of the pocket with chisel cuts on the lines. Then I set the router for the precise depth and flatten the pockets for the depth-cutting almost to the lines and take out the material around the sides with the chisel. They fit very well that way and it is very quick and the routing does not have to be precise around the sides.

cheers, Jim
 

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Great looking box Jim.
 

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Beautiful case and nice save, Jim!
 

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That is really very good looking Jim.
Great save.

Bob
 

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Jim….Thank you for the hinge pocket information. Very helpful!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.
 

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Wow Jim! You've been busy busy making these fine wares.
 

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Beautiful case for the Teleidescope and nice creative save !

Klaus
 

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Great looking box. It's more ART than BOX.
 

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Nice recovery Jim, the end result looks like you planned it that way.
 
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