Maple and Padauk box with wooden hinges

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Project by CKM posted 01-07-2010 09:47 PM 3930 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple and paduak box that I made for my wife as a Christmas present. She was quite happy with it. I had more tear out on this project than I would have liked and have since invested in a higher quality crosscut blade that does a much better job.
The wooden hinges were more difficult to make than expected but turned out pretty well. In the future though I will likely recess the pieces connected to the lid so I get a better connection (more gluing surface) between the hinges and the lid itself. It’s pretty solid now, but time will tell how well this design holds up. Once again, with every project comes a little more knowledge about ways to improve how I do things. Which I honestly think is pretty cool.


-- CKM - Minnesota

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 10:03 PM

cool – neat hinges

-- -erik & christy-

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 10:15 PM

The contrasts are eye catching and those hinges are cool..

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 10:16 PM

looks good

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 10:36 PM

Got to agree the hinges are good looking. Truely makes it different. Like the lid a lot too.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 10:46 PM

Very nice design. Good wood combo too. The hinges are an excellent innovation

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 11:23 PM

Vary unique design. I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 11:43 PM

A very striking design. Great color combination and the wooden hinges look great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 01:13 AM

Very nice design and the wooden hinges are a nice touch.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 01:29 AM

good job, i’ve been thinkin about doin a box with 3/4” sides. nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 07:36 AM

very cool box. I like the wood hinges.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 05:53 PM

Thanks everyone for the great comments. It’s always nice to hear positive feedback from fellow wood workers.


-- CKM - Minnesota

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 06:12 PM

Cool looking box! Nice contrast.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 03:39 PM

Like the box and the hinges turned out great. I’ll have to remember this hinge design, I really like them.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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