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Project by Blackie_ posted 04-30-2017 07:52 PM 610 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I made for a repeat customer’s son for his Christening. I optioned for a new and different hinge and want to give thanks to our LJ’s on littlecope (Mike) for sharing his designs. I found them quite simple and quick to make.

The wood is Chinaberry with Nogal for the inlay, drawer pull and corner splines, another change I made to this design was to get away from the rounded bandsaw cut corners in the drawer by squaring them up, also allowing me lay felt on the bottom and getting away from the flocking and I am so glad, it’s so much cleaner and quicker not to mention less cost.

This box measures 13” x 7 1/2” x 6 1/2” it is finished in a single coat of tung oil and 2 coats of wipe on poly.

Thanks so much for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 08:20 PM

Blackie, very nice work. Lots of this looks familiar. I like the rounded corners, stop chain, attached top, corner splines, finger lift, and finishing technique. Interesting hinge work and the square drawer is a new feature for you. The wood is especially beautiful and the combination is stunning.

About the cross… I see you used a dado to make the vertical segment. What technique did you use to make the horizontal segment? It looks very neatly done. I am guessing a router and squared off with a chisel or mortising tool.

The drawer in the bottom is a very good use of space, and I like the look of the faux splines. You really have that technique down. As always your work keeps evolving and changing. This should be a very nice gift for the occasion. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 08:33 PM

Superb Randy. Really luvin those hinges and all the details that you always add to your projects is what makes them so super.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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SenecaWoodArt

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 08:40 PM

Randy, Really neat project. You are going to make someone very proud with this one. Since you are moving to felt, I will share a little tip that I am now using and discovered by accident. I use Mod Podge to glue the felt to the bottom piece. Since it’s is just white glue it will dry clear and leave no trace behind. You don’t have to wrap it around the edges and it can be trimmed up neatly after the glue dries. I have been using it for several months now and it has zero failures. I now only use flocking when the entire inside needs to be covered.

-- Bob

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 04-30-2017 09:11 PM

Bob, the big advantage to Mod Podge and other such cloth glues is that they don’t soak through the material like regular wood glues tend to do.

-- Big Al in IN

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SenecaWoodArt

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#5 posted 04-30-2017 09:30 PM

Alan, you are right. After the Mod Podge dries you can’t even tell it’s there.

-- Bob

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-30-2017 09:36 PM

Beautiful box, Randy. I love all of the design features!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 04-30-2017 09:49 PM

Thanks Alan

I used an 1/2” Upspiral router bit for the cross, not a dado, I used stop blocks for the horizontal section. Actually the lid did not require a chain but Since it’s going to a young man, I didn’t want him to break the hinges by forcing the lid open.

Thanks Roger always great to read your comments.

Thanks Bob

Thanks for the info, I already have a great technique, that perhaps you might give a try. What I do is save The cardboard from my cereal boxes, Cut the cardboard to the size of the application allowing space between the walls for they felt. Then I lay wax paper down cut he fell so it overlaps the cardboard and use spray adhesive, then lay wax paper down cut he fell so it overlaps the cardboard and use spray adhesive On one side of the cardboard and one side of the felt and then slap them together and wrap the overhang edges around the other side of the cardboard cut the corners accordingly and it slips right on in there Nice and smooth .

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 04-30-2017 09:50 PM

Thanks Jim

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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leafherder

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#9 posted 04-30-2017 10:28 PM

Beautiful box, excellent choice of woods. Sure to become a family heirloom. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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SenecaWoodArt

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#10 posted 04-30-2017 10:35 PM

Randy, I remember reading your technique before, but it’s too many steps for me. I cut the bottom piece of birch plywood to size, apply Mod Podge, slap the felt on. When it dries, roughly 30 minutes, I turn the board face down on a mat and trim the edges with a razor blade, stick it in the box and glue the box up. Less steps and less fuss. But, that’s just me. :)

-- Bob

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 04-30-2017 10:40 PM

I’m roughly 15 minutes into it by the time the Lid is closedin the drawer is shut and I slap my hands together. :)

Flocking was a 2 day process.

This particular project doesn’t have a bottom such as a 1/4” plyboard it’s a solid piece of wood about half inch thick that’s between The bottom of the box and the drawer. In essence the bottom part of this box is a band Saw box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 04-30-2017 10:42 PM

Thanks Leafherder

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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FloridaArt

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#13 posted 04-30-2017 11:51 PM

Beautifully executed.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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BB1

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#14 posted 05-01-2017 01:37 AM

Very nice project. Love the wood selection.

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balidoug

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#15 posted 05-01-2017 01:40 AM

Nicely executed project. Love the wood hinges. Thanks for sharing.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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