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Project by Dave Rutan posted 12-14-2016 02:29 PM 1127 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

This is an auxiliary Christmas gift for my daughter. She has a metal keepsake box which is getting full. My wife suggested I could make a box to take up the over flow. I made it from wood which was previously a pair of end tables that we no longer needed. After planing the finish off, I figure the wood is either pine or poplar. With all the knots and nail holes it certainly has its quota of rustic charm. The panel in the lid is a piece of wormy red oak that I was saving for a tray, but this is a better cause.

The joinery is via rabbets. Not wanting to travel to a hardware store, I created the hinges myself, inspired by a project by John Heisz, and the latching mechanism, though taking some serious thought, was inspired by a project my Matthias Wandel.

The finish was several coats of polyurethane which were wiped off, though I didn’t actually use wipe on poly. The wood feels smooth and has a bit of a sheen on it which I think is just right. You can see I used my usual chamfer treatment on the whole thing.

EDIT: The box measures 8 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches. I just realized that it looks smallish.

[Below] Mandatory glue up photo!

[Below] Latch detail shots.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 02:45 PM

Dave, those wooden hinges are very nice – got to try to make them. At first look it looks simple but when I saw those corner joinery, wooden hinges and opening system, impressions are quite opposite.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 03:17 PM



Dave, those wooden hinges are very nice – got to try to make them. At first look it looks simple but when I saw those corner joinery, wooden hinges and opening system, impressions are quite opposite.

- majuvla

The hinges are only glued on, so I’m hoping they really stay attached.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Rick M

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 06:27 PM

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 12-14-2016 08:11 PM



Nicely done

- Rick M

Thanks!

I just realized that it looks smallish with nothing to compare it to, so I’ve just added that the box measures 8 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 03:13 PM

looks great

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