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Project by Roger Kimmel posted 08-17-2014 11:29 PM 937 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift for my daughter. It’s about 4×6 inches. This was one of the most complicated boxes I have made so far, with a hinged lid and removable tray and dividers. The top and keys are peach, and the sides are from a purple smoke bush. Both came from trimmings from our backyard. The purple smoke was splintery, but otherwise OK. I filled a couple small checks with epoxy. The peach limbs were so small I had to edge-join three pieces to get a big-enough piece for the lid. The joinery was miter joints with saw-kerf keys, and the finish is Danish oil and paste wax.





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maplerock

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 02:24 AM

Very nice! I’m sure she’ll love it.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 03:47 AM

Roger, nice work here. I especially like the woods you chose. The finger lift is different. How was it made? I like the tray and the dividers in the bottom. Good design work. I would suggest you consider a full length piano hinge that you cut to length with a hack saw. Here is my take on the process. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 10:04 AM

Tasteful little box. I like it.
Roger

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

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 10:52 AM

Beautiful box but regarding the hinge, at 4” x 6” I may have even used smaller hinges. The hinge isn’t as important as the box itself and you did a great job on the whole project.

-- Dick, Ohio

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 12:49 PM

That little box is a beauty. The woods are very nice.
And, I like the hinges!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 03:48 PM

Wonderful box, love the keys and the interior tray and cubby’s

-- Norman

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 05:56 PM

Nice box, Roger. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Richard

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 07:00 PM

You could never tell this was Yard Trimmings. Looks great.

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Roger Kimmel

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#9 posted 08-19-2014 01:17 AM



Roger, nice work here. I especially like the woods you chose. The finger lift is different. How was it made? I like the tray and the dividers in the bottom. Good design work. I would suggest you consider a full length piano hinge that you cut to length with a hack saw. Here is my take on the process. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Mortising the hinges was a major pain. I drilled and filled screwholes several times, and even then the lids never quite line up perfectly. The next time I do this, I’ll try lids with overhangs that don’t need to be aligned so closely. The lift was milled with a router using a chamfer bit. The method and overall design of the box is taken from Box Making Basics by David Freedman.

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Roger Kimmel

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#10 posted 08-19-2014 01:20 AM



Beautiful box but regarding the hinge, at 4” x 6” I may have even used smaller hinges. The hinge isn t as important as the box itself and you did a great job on the whole project.

- recycle1943


Thanks. These are about the smallest plated hinges I could find at Rockler. If I wanted to splurge, I’d use some precision hinges. If anyone has any sources cheaper than Brusso, please let me know!

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#11 posted 08-19-2014 06:23 AM

nice work, I have been using damaged limbs from apple trees from the storm we had in 2011

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