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Project by USAwoodArt posted 01-10-2016 05:28 PM 1483 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A wood box made with wenge and marblewood with wood hinge. The hinge is maple but it’s color didn’t look right when combined with the other woods…so I dyed it black.
10×7x5”

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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#1 posted 01-10-2016 06:31 PM

This is beautiful with woods that blend together well. Great job.

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 07:37 PM

That is just sooo nice!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 08:08 PM

Great looking box. I’m thinking about wood hinges now. Did you use a commercial hinge making jig? If you like to share, then also how did you sculpt it?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 09:06 PM

Great box, very good looking wood.

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 09:49 PM

Very nice box.
I like the wood combination and how you shaped it.
Good call on the maple handle.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 10:08 PM



Great looking box. I m thinking about wood hinges now. Did you use a commercial hinge making jig? If you like to share, then also how did you sculpt it?

- MrLaughingbrook


I used an Incra ibox jig to cut the hinges and their hinge drilling jig for lining up the holes. I had a homemade jig for cutting the hinge knuckles but it always seemed to make the hinges too tight. I like the ability of the Incra ibox jig to fine tune the cuts.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 10:11 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 11:34 PM

Very cool wood combo, well done.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 11:37 PM

What an eye catcher! Magnificent looking box!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 12:01 AM

Amazing! Those corners look like 1960’s Op-Art. The dyed Maple hinge is a great accent. Truly beautiful, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 01-11-2016 12:52 AM

This is a spectacular box. Great wood combination, just the right amount of sculpting, and I LOVE WOODEN HINGES!

I’m not sure how you did the hinges with the I Box? The hinge looks too long to drill the hole for the pin???

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

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USAwoodArt

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#12 posted 01-11-2016 01:30 AM


This is a spectacular box. Great wood combination, just the right amount of sculpting, and I LOVE WOODEN HINGES!

I m not sure how you did the hinges with the I Box? The hinge looks too long to drill the hole for the pin???

- gfadvm

Andy,
Thanks:
I used the Incra Hingemaster jig for drilling the hinge pin holes. It can be used to drill up to a 10” hinge if drilled from both ends and meeting at the center. My hinges are only 8 1/4” so I had some to spare

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#13 posted 01-11-2016 02:12 AM

Thanks, I wasn’t aware of that.

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

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 02:14 AM

Excellent job. Beautiful piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 01-11-2016 03:34 AM

Very nicely done and looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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