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Project by degoose posted 03-18-2010 11:04 AM 3116 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of you will have read my posts about the previous boxes and will also know that my mate Col is the inspiration for this style of pivot hinge… I have never seen anything like it and neither it seems have all of you…
Working in colaboration with Col on the previous boxes was an eye opener and when he arrived at my workshop with this one… I was Gob Smacked…!!!
A week ago he had turned up to have a small section of glue up sanded in the JET 16/32… it was Hairy Oak, Silky Oak, Rose She Oak and Purple Heart and he wanted it flattened in the drum sander.
I thought that this might end up as the panel in a box… but boy what a box…
While you may think that I am innovative …. this guy is a genius on a different level…
So let me know what you think of Col’s Box…
I know that many of you want a blog of how this is made and I think maybe I can convince Col to let me blog his process. But you must promise not to tell anyone… SSSHH LOL
I am especially impressed with the small medallion of Hairy Oak in the front of the lid….
Do you agree????
I need to get better at taking photos…......these do not do the piece justice….............

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 12:05 PM

very interesting design. such complex wood textures.
the hinge is a nice touch.

-- Daniel -

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 12:13 PM

Very nice design & wood combination. I think the medallion looks great. Col gets a job well done.

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 12:23 PM

Very unusual box, Larry. Love the design and the hinges… and that medallion on the front.
Even though there are many woods, they blend together nicely and compliment each other well.
Hats off to Col!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 12:52 PM

Well, I’m going to definitely agree wit you Larry. You do infant have some very talented friends. This is a very, very cool box IMO.

Do a little arm twisting and lets get that blog up. Man I would love to learn more about these boxes.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 01:24 PM

Great box, hopefully you will convince him to let you blog it. Your boxes were great too (not sure how I missed them yesterday).

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 01:33 PM

That really is a beautiful grouping of woods. Ellen nailed it, “very unusual”.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 03-18-2010 01:50 PM

Never heard of anyone being “Gob Smacked” Is that when the Beef wood repeats or another Aussie Rock Band. Great figure. Maybe list the deminsions or a bottle of XXXX for size perspective.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 03-18-2010 02:16 PM

You guys sure have come awesome lumber (or should I say “timber”) to work with!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-18-2010 02:37 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Dave5020

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#10 posted 03-18-2010 02:52 PM

Very Nice Love the wood combination !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 03-18-2010 02:59 PM

A+ on the work and the look Larry. The photos don’t get that high a grade, but hey, you are a woodworker not a professional photographer! LOl. Just a tip from another non-photographer; it seems you are using a flash. You would get a much better picture using daylight or the light in your shop if strong enough. I learned that on… guessed it LJ!! Also my son the art director said the same.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 03-18-2010 03:32 PM

That is some great looking timber. Nice job of wood selection. The hinge is very unique and a very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 03-18-2010 03:44 PM

what a sweet project..very nice and pleaseing to the eye..some great design features here..i think he must use that head for other things then just a hat post…keep om truckin col….....and hey…might be time to hit the ole man up for a raise…hey hey…...........

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 03-18-2010 03:53 PM

gotta to love the she oak and silky oak and the bull oak

all some of my most favourite ausie timbers

great work and please talk your mate into telling the process so you can blog it


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#15 posted 03-18-2010 04:07 PM

beautiful wood, very unique hinge, really great looking box

-- Smitty!!!

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