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Project by HHJimi posted 03-14-2009 06:27 AM 2193 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Reflection” first came to me in a dream. Once fully awake I sketched and then drafted the plans. I have ‘bout 45 hours involved in the creating. Unseen is the neodymium magnets which hold the lids together. I notched and buried them in the two front cornerz of each lid and their corresponding surface before assembly. Basically an invisible magnetic latch. The woods used are cherry(china red), hickory(madeira gold) and walnut for the bowties. The 5/32” brass rod at the bottom was an after thought, just needed a little extra flair. This is a gift for my best friendz, (Mark & Dawn), 18th anniversary. Extremely fun to design and create!! Peace

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#1 posted 03-14-2009 06:48 AM

Very nice, it has a nice Asian feel to it!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 07:13 AM

Great design and well executed. Great craftsmanship!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-14-2009 12:28 PM

very nice looking design…....well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 03-14-2009 01:23 PM

Love the cotrasting woods. And the double top.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#5 posted 03-14-2009 01:49 PM

Well done sir


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#6 posted 03-14-2009 04:14 PM

Very nice design. The legs are simmular to the box I am currently working on. Into it for about 20 hours so far. You did a fantastic job. Keep it up.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 03-14-2009 04:45 PM

Cool dream. Great piece you came up with. Very nice, everything!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 03-14-2009 05:45 PM

Sweet! Very clean and crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 03-14-2009 09:42 PM

Very good. I like the woods used. complements each other nicely.

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#10 posted 03-14-2009 10:53 PM

It definitely has an Asian flare to it. Nice piece. It has a lot of character.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#11 posted 03-14-2009 11:40 PM

Wow! Wish I had dreams like that.

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

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#12 posted 03-26-2009 06:08 AM

such a nice design, everything about the box is a stand out, well done.
john from Moose Jaw

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#13 posted 05-24-2009 05:50 PM

Like the false top and the whole design, execution etc. What is the shiny material around the bottom panel?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 12-27-2009 05:00 PM

What would have been a cool modification (IMHO) would be to have placed a commemorative photo below the first lid after having made the inner lid a picture frame. Next time.

-- Whatever

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#15 posted 10-21-2010 11:31 PM

Wow looks like You dream in Japanese, what’s your secret ? maybe Sushi? nice work.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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