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Project by DustyNewt posted 11-02-2007 12:27 AM 2725 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Zebra wood and poplar scraps. I wasn’t happy with the hinges. I need to develope some wooden hinges. I hate hardware. Anyway I mitered the poplar sides, resawed the zebrawood, sanded and glued it together. The next day I cut it open, made the mortises for the hinges, put it back together and finished it with a mixture of poly, linseed oil and mineral spirits. Finally, I steel wooled it and applied paste wax and buffed.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Bill Cowan

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#1 posted 11-02-2007 02:13 AM

You know what,.........I love this little box. But does it really hold a pack of cigarettes? :-)

-- ICN, Bill, (

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#2 posted 11-02-2007 03:11 AM

Nice work! Very pretty wood too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 11-02-2007 03:57 AM

I really like this box. I think you might like a hidden wooden hinge on it. Nice wood.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 11-02-2007 04:09 AM

I picked up some Zebra wood the other day, this wood be a good project. Nice box I put in my favorite, I did stop smoking 3 months ago I’ll put something else in it.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#5 posted 11-02-2007 09:00 AM

Nice box, well executed. The wooden hinges aren’t that hard, I think you will like them one you finally give it a try.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 11-02-2007 01:50 PM

nice work and beautiful wood

-- Spread love with our work

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#7 posted 11-02-2007 02:07 PM

Nice project. very pretty wood

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 11-02-2007 03:51 PM

Great little box.

Installing them tiny brass hinges and screws drives me crazy!

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

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#9 posted 11-03-2007 04:55 AM

Very nice box Dusty.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 11-03-2007 04:58 AM

Great looking box. Small barrel hinges might work also.

-- 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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#11 posted 11-03-2007 06:35 AM

Now, this is a small box, and boy, I just love small wooden boxes. Nice work, Mate!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#12 posted 11-05-2007 05:13 AM

Sweet little box.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 12-10-2007 11:07 PM

I like it!

-- Happy woodworking!

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