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Project by Slemi posted 01-27-2017 11:55 AM 619 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!

This is my first project on this page. This is a box for storing chili seeds for my niece. It is made mostly using hand tools. The power tools were only used to roughly dimension wood. All the surfaces are hand planed and no sand paper was used. The hinges are hand carved and the pin is stainless steel. The wood is maple and elm.

Thanks for looking!





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 12:23 PM

Great work … kudos on the hinges … very clever!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Slemi

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 12:28 PM


Great work … kudos on the hinges … very clever!

- Ron Aylor

The hinges were the biggest obstacle from finishing. It took me a year from start to finish. I just couldn’t find any good hinges in Europe, so I had to come out with the different solution… Oh and I forgot. The finish is just AURO Hartwachs Nr. 171.

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 01-27-2017 12:43 PM

Well, I have to say you win the Hinge Award for 2017 … even though we have eleven months to go before the awards ceremony!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Slemi

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#4 posted 01-27-2017 12:56 PM



Well, I have to say you win the Hinge Award for 2017 … even though we have eleven months to go before the awards ceremony!

- Ron Aylor


I’m honored You think so! Thank You!

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 03:32 PM

hings are great

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 09:00 PM

Very cool, nice work. Love the wood hinges.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 09:59 PM

I like everything about this… especially that somebody needs to store 50 different types of chili seeds.

How would each bin be labeled?

Great box!

-Paul

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-27-2017 10:04 PM

This seed box is a real beauty. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Slemi

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#9 posted 01-28-2017 08:38 AM



I like everything about this… especially that somebody needs to store 50 different types of chili seeds.

How would each bin be labeled?

Great box!

-Paul

- Ocelot


I will use soldering iron to number the bottoms of the cels.

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MustacheMike

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#10 posted 01-28-2017 09:22 AM

Outstanding!!!!.

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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Boxguy

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#11 posted 01-31-2017 12:47 AM

Gregor, this is a wonderful design. I especially like the “tusk” shape of the lid lift and the hinges. How do you keep the pin from coming out? Is it glued in? The interior is well thought out. How do you lift out the trays? Everything has such a nice fit-up. The miters, the trays, the hinges. That takes real skill.

I get it that you are a do-it-by-hand guy, but if you ever get over that, wooden Venetian blinds make great dividers and save you tons of work. I like your hand-crafted look and think you did the right thing leaving tool marks in the lift and hinges. There is great craftsmanship in this box Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Slemi

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#12 posted 01-31-2017 01:16 AM

...How do you keep the pin from coming out? Is it glued in?...
the middle part has just a slightly bigger hole so the outer part keeps it in place. It is just friction fit.

How do you lift out the trays?
To lift the tray you just put fingers in some of the holes and pull it up.

I get it that you are a do-it-by-hand guy, but if you ever get over that, wooden Venetian blinds make “great dividers
I like your project, but I wanted to use the wood I got. It was supplied to me by my brother.

Thank you for nice comment and suggestions!

Here is also some detail while work was in progress (note the painters tape holding everything together):

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