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Project by JerryinCreek posted 09-28-2017 06:52 PM 829 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a number of small boxes like this that display a 4” tile. But this time, I was commissioned by a client to make a similar box using an 8”, 3lb tile! And, they had certain size requirements for the contents area.

I started by sketching drawings of this project both to meet the client’s needs, keep the whole thing looking proportional, and, avoid having this thing topple over when someone opened a lid weighing in at 4lbs! I was rewarded for my efforts as the box is very stable when opening.

The entire box is quarter-sawn white oak. The hinges are Brusso JB-107 (beautiful!). The finish is a mix of dye, shellac and lacquer. Completed with two additional coats of spray-on satin lacquer and then Briwax.

This was a stressful build and I’m happy it met my expectations and those of my client. Thanks for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."





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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 07:41 PM

Realy beuatiful box design. Very nice picture too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 08:57 PM

Those are REAL nice boxes – qso w/walnut stain ? would like to have seen w/lid open

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-28-2017 09:00 PM

Jerry, excellent craftsmanship! We have that tile and my first thought is that I wouldn’t want that to be in a box lid because of the weight, but it looks like the Brusso hinges will keep the tile safe.

-- Art

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#4 posted 09-28-2017 09:06 PM

The colors on the tile really go well with the wood. The tile and hinges are worth a small fortune!

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#5 posted 09-28-2017 09:19 PM

Man that’s a big box…........! Looks great, though, and I like the tile, and love that QSWO!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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JerryinCreek

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#6 posted 09-28-2017 09:42 PM

Thanks for the kind comments! Dick – No walnut stain, mixture of dyes, lacquer and shellac. Photo of open box added above. I put a piece of blue suede covered cardboard in the bottom. Art – I thought the weight would be a problem too, but the size of the lid makes it work just fine. And yes, those hinges are beefy!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#7 posted 09-28-2017 10:31 PM

beautiful box. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 09-28-2017 11:48 PM

That is a handsome box.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 09-29-2017 01:02 AM

Very impressive box build. 4lb lid, wow!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 09-29-2017 02:46 AM

Hey Jer,
Your client should be ecstatic! I can say I saw the “before” and your skill and wonderful shop created the “after”. How much oak did you have left over? Proud to call you my wood buddy!

-- Don, Silver City New Mexico, parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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JerryinCreek

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#11 posted 09-29-2017 03:05 AM

Don
Actually used the entire 8’ board. Doesn’t take long to use up a board 15” at a time! Thanks for your kind words!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 09-29-2017 12:02 PM

great box, and I adore the tile! what a great choice. Where does one get tiles like that? I have searched and searched. Any help would be appreciated.
bet your client is over the moon.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 09-29-2017 12:54 PM

This tile box is so beautiful, creative, and nicely done. It’s a real eye catcher and exhibits a lot of craftsmanship.

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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JerryinCreek

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#14 posted 09-29-2017 02:26 PM

The tiles are from Motawi Tile Co.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#15 posted 09-29-2017 02:41 PM

thank you Jerry

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