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Maple Box with Cocobolo Accents

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Project by cajunpen posted 57 days ago 633 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I started a couple of years ago and finally got around to finishing. The box is Tiger Maple and measures 8”x5”x4” high, The Hinges are Cocobolo and pegged with Maple. I used some Cocobolo for the lid handle and the Dovetail Splines. I used Suede Tex for the bottom and Redwood for the interior divider. I dug out my Kehoe Dovetail jig for the Inserts, but was unable to mount it to the back side of the box because the big wooden hinges got in the way. Not 100% happy with the outcome, but it is a decent box that I will give to someone :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 57 days ago

Some lucky individual should be very happy with that gift.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 57 days ago

You’ve got some really cool features going on there, Bill, especially those splines.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 57 days ago

It’s a beautiful box Bill. You can give it to me , then I can copy your hinges.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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grizzman

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#4 posted 57 days ago

a nice start in the box directions, a few hints, your hinges will do your project much more if you get them smaller and on your lift, if you can get your fingers under it , that would feel better…just giving a few hints,look at others boxes and get some idea changes from them

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5011 posts in 1940 days


#5 posted 57 days ago

Are you getting the box building bug Bill? Very nice. Hope to see more

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 56 days ago

Very nice work and I agree with DoubleDD…..love those hinges. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 56 days ago

Great looking box, Bill…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 56 days ago

Great design, love the wood hinges

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 56 days ago

Great looking box! I love the contrast between the woods!

-- Dean

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 56 days ago

If you have the box building bug and the wooden hinge bug, all is lost! I haven’t found a cure yet.

Nice job and I really like the dovetail splines.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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XrayJay

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#11 posted 55 days ago

It’s all beautiful and I especially love the hinges.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Roger

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#12 posted 50 days ago

I like the wood combos, hinges, and all the other gr8 details you put into this. Very nice box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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