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Project by picofarads posted 11-30-2017 03:30 PM 404 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bible Box I made for my son just before he moved out and joined the Air Force. Bloodwood and curly maple.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!





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SenecaWoodArt

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 03:50 PM

Very nice box and excellent wood combination. I am sure that your son is very proud of it, especially since you made it for him.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 11:56 PM

A very nicely constructed box. I am sure your son will get a charge out of it.
The hinges are most interesting what are they called and where did you get them from?

-- Regards Robert

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picofarads

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 12:36 AM

Thanks robscastle! I got the hinges from Rockler. The link is below. They work well, very sturdy and not too difficult to install. You can tell that by the fact that I was able to do it.

http://www.rockler.com/concealed-soss-hinges-satin-brass-finish

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#4 posted 12-01-2017 02:14 AM

Thank you.
You did well with them as it looks like they on the minimum material thickness.

-- Regards Robert

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picofarads

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#5 posted 12-01-2017 11:06 AM

Yep, the hinges are 3/8” and the box is 1/2”. I just traced the hinge and used a 3/8” forstner bit to make 3 holes. Then chiseled to make it fit. Stuff like that I have to really take my time. I tend to get in a hurry because I’m anxious to see the finished product. So I have to slow myself down. Woodworking is an excellent way for me to learn patience.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#6 posted 12-01-2017 02:41 PM

This is a beautiful bible box and so nicely done.

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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#7 posted 12-01-2017 02:43 PM

Thank you

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 03:43 PM

Really like the hardware you used. And the design is simple, yet handsome. Nicely done!

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picofarads

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 04:07 PM

The choice of wood to use was meant to be mostly symbolic.

I wanted bloodwood to represent the blood of Christ.

Where the maple is I wanted to use olive wood from Israel which would represent God’s new covenant with mankind since the Mount of Olives is where Jesus gave us the beatitudes (Olivet Discourse). But it’s hard to find that in large enough pieces.

So I thought of acacia wood (what the Ark of the Covenant was made from) which would have represented the place where one would go to be cleansed of their sins. I couldn’t find that either.

Nobody knows what gopher wood is for sure (what Noah’s ark was made from). Which would have represented the means of mankind’s salvation so I went with maple.

I figured a white-ish wood would represent Christ’s purity.

The bible itself is clad in lamb skin to represent Christ’s sacrificial purpose.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 09:10 AM

I like those metal corners you added.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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