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Nice looking box, I like it. Hopefully he will enjoy it.
 

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Wow! That is a great looking project.
 

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I'd say the veneering looks great. Well done.
 

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Every step of the way I was nervous I was going to mess it up and have to chuck the project. The last bit, installing the hinges, had me thinking I should just give it to him without hinges….

The veneer has a couple of bubbles…I need to improve my pressing method (MDF, cauls and clamps for now)
 

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I hear you brother. 10-15 hours into a project you definitely do not want to make a boo boo.
Measure twice cut once - think about it several times and act on it.

Have a look at the "Smart Hinge" from the UK. Very simple to install and undisputed quality. A whole lot easier than the Brusso Hinges which are nice but difficult to install.
 

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Those hinges look good. Just a bit expensive. But, if it saves time, and heartache, probably worth it. Thank you for the reference.
 

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Looks like you are well on your way to being a first class box maker! You say you had a bit of trouble with bubbles… Are you using a pad over the veneer when you're pressing? If not, you may find that it eliminates your bubbling problem. Some rubberized router pads work fine, but my personal favorite is 3/8" thick jute rug pad. Glue, veneer, piece of xerox paper to control any bleed-through, then the pad, then into the press (or cauls). Works every time. Veneer is wonderful stuff to work with. Nice looking box. Hope to see more from you.
Roger
 

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Looks good to me! Well done on your first attempt. I'm sure friend is going to love it… I know I would…
 

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Sharp looking box! Keep up the effort working with veneers.
 

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Thank you all for your encouraging words. I have several more on my 'to make list'. Putting together an order for some more figured veneers now.
 

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Very nice Eugene - clean and crisp lines.
 

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Very nice humidor, The "Smart Hinge" looks to be a good lternative to the quadrant hinge but they're in high demand and currently behind on production. I was going toinstall on a humidor I building now but couldn't wait two weeks for a pair. I think I'll order them for the next one.

Vic
 

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Excellent job. IMO, inlaid corners really add a lot to a box.
 

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Nice work. Part of any project is how you look back and say "I wish I had done this or that". We are of course our own worst critic. But most people do not have a fine eye for perfection and just see the overall completed project and say WOW. This is the moment we treasure the most.

Being a cigar smoker myself one of my many projects is a camouflaged humidor. Like the jellybeans I stashed, and my kids found, those that come over always see the humidor and want to smoke a cigar. Call me selfish but I enjoy my cigars and woodworking, ......alone. I am thinking of gluing a few cheap screwdrivers and such to the top and hiding the thing in a drawer. So many ideas, so little time off from work!

Excellent project and get started on the next great project!
 
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