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Project by BertFlores58 posted 01-26-2016 01:09 PM 1399 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Narra combined with white popsicle sticks. There are brown square pieces to form a weave formation all throughout. The objective is to minimize mitering the corners and utilize the lapping joints. The lid is hinged flashed with the joint. The black strips that are glued on the hinged forms as the hinges. The brass pin of 1/8 in diameter and about the whole box length is the one used for the hinge.

DIMENSION: 8 X 8 X 3 inches

Hope you like this.

There are still two on the making. Similar but some variations.


-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 01:21 PM

very nce

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 01:37 PM

That’s what I’ve been missing. Welcome back with a bang Bert.
I always admire that you do so much with so little. Just a few bits of local wood, some Popsicle sticks, and of course your creative mind …...... and you have another fine piece.
The continuity through the hinge is impressive.
Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 01:49 PM

Now that one is neat and so unique. I’m sure not an easy build but you pulled it off nicely.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 06:05 PM

Very nice! I have been thinking about something similar for a little while… Very inspirational.
Thanks for posting!

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#5 posted 01-26-2016 08:52 PM

hi i love your work on this box it is fantastic

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#6 posted 01-26-2016 08:57 PM

Wow! It’s beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 01-26-2016 10:37 PM

Geeeeezzzow that is quite a piece

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 01-26-2016 11:44 PM

Nice come back

-- George Coles,

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#9 posted 01-27-2016 12:24 AM

Hi Paul,
Thanks for your inspiring comments. The process in making these is quite long due to gluing. I am using PVA. I like to use hide glue but not available in my place. Maybe I can try searching in the internet.

Hinge will be featured next box. Quite simple because I use the same method that you do, however I use the backsaw to cut the slot for the narra pieces to gain more control. So assembly starts while the hinges in place.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 01-27-2016 12:25 AM

Thanks for everyone. Inspire me a lot.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 02-01-2016 12:03 PM

Fantastic box Bert. Everything design feature works so well on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-01-2016 11:49 PM

Thanks Mike, Wait till you see the second one. Yes, there is also a 3rd on the design stage.

-- Bert

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