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Project by FrankLad posted 1751 days ago 11887 views 25 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little wooden ring box was made from Austrailian T&G Flooring off-cuts. It has a 1/8” wood hinge and magnets to keep it closed.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com





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#1 posted 1751 days ago

unique

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#2 posted 1751 days ago

Definitely different. BZ

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#3 posted 1751 days ago

Thanks, fellas! :)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#4 posted 1751 days ago

Cool!

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#5 posted 1751 days ago

How nice! This is definitely what you need when you give a wooden ring to somebody as a gift. Very good.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#6 posted 1751 days ago

I llike the rustic look. A very unique little box. The magnets were a good idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 1751 days ago

Sweet

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#8 posted 1751 days ago

Wonderful Franklad. I especially like the back view #3. The surface finish just suits the whole style. Any more smoothing would be wrong.

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FrankLad

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#9 posted 1750 days ago

Thanks, woodworm!

Junji: Thanks! ...and they aren’t too difficult to make.

stefang: Thank you! The magnets were easy to install, I might add. Found some online that are 1/8” and drilled an appropriate size and depth hole. They are quite strong! I had apprehensions about installing them where I did because the point furthest from the hinge would be ideal in terms of the box staying closed better. BUT I didn’t want to put them right at the front of the box. ...and now, I’m thinking they are so strong that putting them at the front would have given it a bit “too much” hold.

Jahar100: Thanks! :)

YorkshireStewart: Thank you! I did some shaping with a belt sander and carving knife. I decided to smooth over the whole thing with fine grit, but to leave those underlying marks and scratches.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#10 posted 1744 days ago

Nice design.

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#11 posted 1738 days ago

love these boxes!

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#12 posted 1254 days ago

I love your design! How did you go about setting the magnets into the wood? The work looks flawless!

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FrankLad

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#13 posted 1253 days ago

Thanks, lazar and scottb! (Sorry for the delay. Ha! Must have missed the email notifications on you guys’ comments.)

UPwoody: Thank you! I just used an 1/8” drill bit. If I remember right, I think I just went by the grain pattern on each piece – since they were a matched cut – to align the magnets.

In the hickory boxes, I drill through from the bottom and THEN cut the pieces. That way the hinge and magnet holes line up just right. ;)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#14 posted 1252 days ago

Ah, that makes perfect sense about the grain patterns. I see what you mean about the magnets being quite strong after reading about them. I’ve read how some use epoxy or glue to hold the magnets in the wood, and it seems as that would be the best method considering they’re only 1/8”, is this correct?

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FrankLad

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#15 posted 1252 days ago

Epoxy should work just fine. I use a thick viscosity CA glue and have had no problems.

The magnets are quite strong indeed. I’ve wondered about using only magnets (no hinges) at two or so points, but it seems like there could be issues with opening the box (ie. the ring could fly out somewhere).

:)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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