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Project by boxman posted 02-05-2010 02:21 AM 1850 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a small box i made using brazilian teak for the sides, jatoba for the top, figured maple for the bottom, & i made wooden hinges made from maple & cocobolo piece for the pull, & inlay strips on the lid. The top & bottom pieces are floating. The wood hinges were made using the ” incra hing crafter ” , my first time using it & i think it turned out ok, I also used brass feet from Lee Valley. The finishing was natural danish oil wet sanding with 320 twice & 400 once & four coats of poly with sanding between coats. It has been a while since I have done any woodworking , just had my second hip surgery done & i’m eager to make lots of sawdust, hope you enjoy, thanks foe taking a look.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 03:25 AM

Another beauty & nice job with the hinges.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 07:06 AM

Another fantastic box. you really know how to make the boxes special. The inlay strips are great, along with everything else.

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 07:06 AM

Another cool box

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 12:54 PM

Another good one. I too liked your wooden hinges and the way you recessed them too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 06:55 PM

Really like the detail! Thanks

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 03:53 AM

Great job, love the wood

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 05:28 AM

nice i like it

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 06:01 AM

Really cool, like the hinges and the inlay on the top.


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

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 06:52 AM

thanks for kind words

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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