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Good work Roger and great use of supposed scrap
 

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you can't go wrong with a beautiful and classic walnut box. It looks great.
 

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Another nice box. Nice color on the walnut, and the green works well. Tasteful design. You mention your trials with hinges in your earlier post. We all have them. Probably the best advice I can offer is to fit the hardware to the box. Sometimes, the top end hardware is just the thing, and other times inexpensive more simple hardware is just fine. The least desirable choice is to make a really nice box and fit it with lousy hardware. I personally do not favor piano hinges, though some find them fine. Brass plated hinges are usually a poor choice, for a number of reasons.

You might find this blog helpful: http://lumberjocks.com/RogerBean/blog/23886 It's entitled "Some thoughts on box hinges" At least it shows and discusses a number of different choices. Only the side rail "SmartHinges" are really easy to install. All the others require a little practice. Nice boxes; you'll work out the hardware issues.
Roger Bean
 

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Thanks for the kind comments. I bought the stop hinges from Rockler before cutting the wood, and I'm glad I did.
 
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