Jewellery box

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Project by mat0302 posted 06-07-2014 12:03 PM 1224 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this at the same time as the other box, all out of the same board, grain follows through again. Mitred, the top is quartered cocobolo. The lining is a bit thicker than I wanted. The draw is mahogany and dovetailed, it has traditional draw slips and is piston fit. I sprayed the finish my self same as the other and it is 20% ac lacquer. The box is hinged on smart hinges which work brilliantly and was a treat to fit. Any questions feel free to ask.
Thank you for your time.

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 12:56 PM

Really nice looking box. How did you do the lining? I’ve not settled on a method that I really like. I’m also unfamiliar with ‘smart hinges’.

-- Scott K., Virginia

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 01:02 PM

For the lining I sprayed contact adhesive on to the lining then wrapped it over the card and chopped the waist of with scissors. the beauty of this is the lining sticks together and looks quite tidy I think. The hinges are made by Andrew Crawford I think. he designed tem especially as he is a box maker and he’s struggled to find hinges to match the quality of his work. they were 20 pounds for the pair. all it takes is a 8 mm spiral router bit. no chiselling or anything. dead quick. defiantly worth it.
Hope that helps mate.

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 01:07 PM

Nice work. A very attractive and well made box. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 01:09 PM

Thank you very much.

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 02:40 PM

This is a fine piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 04:26 PM

Very beautiful, both construction and finish.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 06-07-2014 04:30 PM

Thank you guys

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#8 posted 06-07-2014 08:28 PM

This beautiful box turned out very well and I think that it’s simple lines make the lid all the more spectacular.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-07-2014 09:01 PM

Thank you so much. Its amazing to get such nice feedback.

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#10 posted 06-07-2014 11:52 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship Matt. A piece to be genuinely proud of. Thanks for submitting it.

-- Jon - Lathrop, CA - "Smile and wave boys. Smile and wave."

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 06:15 AM

Very Nice Work Matt. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#12 posted 06-08-2014 09:51 AM

Thank you both very much :). much appreciated.

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