Gift for the wife

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Project by phil7b7 posted 06-09-2016 05:12 AM 1117 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First hinged box. 12 in x 7 in x 4in. Practicing multiple joinery techniques. Box constructed w/ miters and maple splines, inner divider made with box joints and top sliding container made by routing out circle and rectangle. Box made w/ brazilian cherry, curly maple, mahogany, walnut. The hardest part was mortising the piano hinge w/ router. Turn out good for first attempt and learned a lot in the process.

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#1 posted 06-09-2016 05:38 AM

Beautiful box with even more beautiful inner compartments.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 09:56 AM

good looking box and very interesting combination of lumber – well done

-- 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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#3 posted 06-09-2016 11:11 AM

You said “mortising the piano hinge ” was the hardest but I thought you used a CNC for the circle and rectangle. Everything looks great but routing out those two places impressed me. Did you use a jig?

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#4 posted 06-09-2016 07:28 PM

XrayJay – I wish I had a CNC, that is on my dream list of tools. I made a template and routed the inner tray w/ template I made and bowl bit

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 02:46 AM

I. Like. It.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 01:50 PM

Your wife will love it! I that you didn’t use a cnc. I think a piece of art like this has more value know that everything was done manually. I know you used a router, but you had to go the extra mile to make the jigs ect… very nicely done

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 01:18 PM

Great looking cleanly designed box. I’m sure your wife will treasure it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-11-2016 05:18 PM

Beautiful, love the spline work!

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