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Project by Gerry Lawm posted 10-03-2014 12:12 AM 1826 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest box project. Would like feedback on best lid style for this….wondering if I should hinge the lid as is, or line the box and then hinge it, or line the box and leave as a removable lid.





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 02:38 AM

Don’t know how to advise you on these options, but I will say that that grain is sweet!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 10-03-2014 02:46 AM

The sides look somewhat thin, so I would vote for a lining of the interior and removable lid.

Very nice looking box.

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MadJester

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 03:59 AM

I haven’t done any hinges on my boxes yet…they really are a pain sometimes…I usually just leave it as a removable lid…unless it’s a box that I’m refinishing, then it gets the original (or if necessary, the same sized replacement hinges)...been thinking about using brass pins to go in from the sides…gonna have to wrap my head around making the back ends rounded over so the lid has room to swing…also picked up some very small barrel hinges….now, if I can only remember where the heck I put them…hmmm…I know they are around here somewhere…your box looks awesome…nice job…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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tomd

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 04:34 AM

Love the grain on your box, looks very well built. Hinges are a personal taste but should be planned from the start and not an after thought. A well done lining of a box as nice as this one is the icing on the cake and should take as much thought and effort as the outside. I will love to see the finished box please post when done.

-- Tom D

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Scott Landry

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#5 posted 10-03-2014 05:38 AM



Love the grain on your box, looks very well built. Hinges are a personal taste but should be planned from the start and not an after thought. A well done lining of a box as nice as this one is the icing on the cake and should take as much thought and effort as the outside. I will love to see the finished box please post when done.

- tomd


Well put! The corner joints are so tight, I can’t tell what you used. Good work and beautiful wood you chose. Very nice walnut burl. My favorite!.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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tnwood

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#6 posted 10-03-2014 12:05 PM

I think I would line the interior with some thin curly maple extended past the wall of the lower section by 1/8 -1/4” or to serve as a lip to keep the lid on as removable. You could still line the bottom with leather or felt or ? The grain on this is great and an interior accent would go well with it.

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RogerBean

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#7 posted 10-03-2014 01:12 PM

Nice box. You don’t give dimensions, but assuming it’s 9-12 inches wide, it should probably be hinged. Particularly as there is no integral lip to support the lid. I have a personal preference for lining nearly all boxes with pig suede or velvet over card stock. Just slipping in a wood liner is considerably less elegant, and while it works, your box is very tasteful and probably calls out for something better. Just my opinion. I do like your boxes. Hope to see more.
Roger

BTW: I agree with TomD that it’s best to have the hinges before you build the box. Many fewer “surprises” that way.

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

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TechTeacher04

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#8 posted 10-03-2014 02:20 PM

I agree with tnwood. Next time add this question to the design phase.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 10-03-2014 02:39 PM

That’s a beautiful box and I would definitely put hinges on it. Liners are always nice.

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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Gerry Lawm

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#10 posted 10-03-2014 03:24 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I learn something new every time I visit this site. There is so much talent on this website. Thanks again.

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 10-03-2014 03:29 PM

Gerry,
You obviously have both taste and skill. I do hope you will be making and posting more boxes and other projects.
Roger

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

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BobAnderton

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#12 posted 10-03-2014 08:09 PM

Integral Hinge!

How’d you attach the lid and do the maple banding? Is the top solid or veneer over plywood?

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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SteveGaskins

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#13 posted 10-03-2014 08:22 PM

My suggestion – what ever Tomd and RogerBean says…...their boxes are true works of art. Some of their boxes are inspired by the master box builder, Andrew Crawford. One would gain value in their box building following their lead. Additionally, Roger has several E-books on Andrew Crawford’s site, which are all filled with incredible instruction and pictures. I know, as I have purchased three of his E-books.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Gerry Lawm

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#14 posted 10-03-2014 09:11 PM

Thanks Steve! Will do!

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Grumpymike

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#15 posted 10-03-2014 09:28 PM

Hi Gerry,
Your box looks like its all 1/2 inch material … should you like to install a hinge, Rockler sells a 120 degree hinge that works well with no need for the chain. I have used a bunch of these because they are easy to install … But the brass screws are really soft, so use a steel pilot screw first, then install the brass screws.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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