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Project by path914 posted 03-23-2015 03:05 AM 1609 views 16 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are small boxes that I made to hold either rings or gemstones. The lids pivot on a mosaic pin and are held closed by a small rare earth magnet. The larger one shown is ambrosia maple and the smaller one is bocote.





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#1 posted 03-23-2015 03:12 AM

That might make a nice little tealight candle holder.

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 04:21 AM

Very nice. I love little boxes like this. Where did you get the pins? Really neat.

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 05:19 AM



Very nice. I love little boxes like this. Where did you get the pins? Really neat.

- Chaotic

Thanks! The mosaic pins are sold through most knife supply companies, these are from Jantz. http://www.knifemaking.com/

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 06:23 AM

They look great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 12:35 PM

Great job! Definitely going in my favorites. I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years and customers were always asking if we had fancier boxes for those special keepsake/heirloom pieces of jewelry. (The boxes we used looked good but were made of cheap materials that deteriorate quickly, hinges break, glued in lining peels away, foam padding gets hard, etc.) Another advantage of yours – you could engrave names and dates.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 12:49 PM

Those two boxes are really something special.
Beautiful work and beautiful wood.

-- 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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path914

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#7 posted 03-23-2015 01:38 PM



Great job! Definitely going in my favorites. I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years and customers were always asking if we had fancier boxes for those special keepsake/heirloom pieces of jewelry. (The boxes we used looked good but were made of cheap materials that deteriorate quickly, hinges break, glued in lining peels away, foam padding gets hard, etc.) Another advantage of yours – you could engrave names and dates.

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

I work in the jewelry industry as well and have had similar feelings about the generic boxes available. The response here seems positive, so I’ll probably post up some more of these that I have made over the last couple years. Thanks!

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#8 posted 03-23-2015 01:49 PM

These are beautifully done. I’m sure that you used some safe holding devices and jigs. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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path914

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#9 posted 03-23-2015 02:02 PM



These are beautifully done. I m sure that you used some safe holding devices and jigs. Nice work.

No jigs, just a drill press and some sandpaper for the most part. These are quite quick and easy, I usually make them while waiting for glue or finish to dry on larger projects.

I take the wood block, drill the pivot hole and cut off the lid, then drill the interior holes with a forstner bit. Glue in the pivot pin, magnets and sand. That’s it… :)

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#10 posted 03-23-2015 03:44 PM

Nice boxes, beauitiful wood grain and colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 03-23-2015 04:17 PM

Stunning little boxes showing off the wood to best effect.
Def. one for the notebook.

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#12 posted 03-23-2015 06:25 PM

Nice boxes. Nice woods with crain and figure well shown off.

Small. How small? you didn’t say and I have no idea of the scale from the pics

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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path914

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#13 posted 03-23-2015 06:35 PM

About 2.5” square for the larger one and 1.5” square for the smaller box.

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#14 posted 03-23-2015 06:45 PM

Thanks

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#15 posted 03-24-2015 03:17 AM

My wife has had me make some small guitar pick boxes. Yours would work for that also. I looked at your other projects. Some very nice work. You seem to have a lot of wood from down south. It is beautiful stuff.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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