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Project by eddy posted 11-13-2009 07:28 PM 1977 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

some recent boxes with lift out trays
first is from some padauk i found with a different grain pattern than i have seen lid is hickory
lined with felt
2nd and 3rd are made with some quilted walnut i got last month this finally gave me a use for this quilted maple i have been holding on too. i think the work for this is spalting in the maple not sure looks cool
all have wooden hinges tried something different on the last 2 boxes for a handle not sure if i am sold on it yet. sizes are #1 12inches by 5 1/2 #2 and 3 are 8 inches by 5
comments? good or bad

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 07:42 PM

Very nice boxes. Well constructed. The miters look great and the selection of wood is excellent. The curly, ambrosia maple is fantastic.

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 07:42 PM

beautiful wood – nice

-- -erik & christy-

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 07:57 PM

I love that Walnut box….great job.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 08:04 PM

THat quilted walnut is gorgeous. And you are right about that padauk being out of the ordinary.

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

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 08:10 PM

More great boxes.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 08:17 PM

thanks guy’s
fatscratch thanks for clearing that up did not know what it was only that it looked cool

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 08:45 PM

Great look to the boxes. Gives me an idea, I think all of us have wood scraps left over from a bigger project, which we know we will use later, but its just cluttering up our storage area. Good for you, I like how the maple looks rippled on your last box.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 09:03 PM

They look great Eddy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 09:52 PM

Beautiful boxes all, Eddy!! You’ve got a fine eye for fine wood!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 09:56 PM

Fine wood and fine craftsmanship… fine woodworker all round..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 10:32 PM

Excellent job! I’d like to see details on the wooden hinges. You know, installing hinges on a lift lid box is got to be the hardest part of the box building process! I’m always struggling to get the lid to be flush around all edges once the hinges are installed and the lid closed. Nice work!

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 11:48 PM

You made some great looking boxes eddy! Your craftmanship shows well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 11-14-2009 12:42 AM

whats the depth? they are sweet boxes

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 11-14-2009 01:17 AM

rob here are some pic’s from other hinges i have they are 1 1/4 wide just draw a line every 1/4 inch and cut with a scroll saw cut out the wast and file for final fit put the top and bottom together and drill a Thur hole
about .070 small brass nails like for weatherstripping are usually about .060 cut to length and glue at the ends

wood hindes close up
clear as mud sorry it is hard for me to explain how i do stuff
bigike the box outside hight is 4 1/2 inchs inside is 3 1/4 from the opening down

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#15 posted 11-14-2009 05:00 AM

Beautiful boxes eddy. that sure is some beautiful wood .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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