|Project by RunningDan||posted 08-10-2010 03:05 AM||1747 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
I had some 3 inch by 3 feet boards of exotic hardwood, and I had been thinking about making some boxes. Also, I figured “why make 1 or 2 boxes when I can use the same settings and make 10?”
The boxes are made out of the following woods (from left to right): cocobolo with figured maple, bocote with figured maple, bubinga with kingwood, leopardwood with kingwood, and curly walnut (with mismatched top and a missing top that I broke before I installed it).
Most of the boxes turned out fine, but I did break the one lid, and 2 of the boxes’ lids don’t open very far (maybe only about 30 degrees). The lids are only about 1/4 in. thick. Since I had a rabbet running along the inside, I had to drill the holes for the hinge rod about 1/8 of an inch from the back of the lid. The broken lid and 2 messed up lids were due to the fact that I didn’t get the holes dead on. If anyone has good suggestions for hinges that might be a little more foolproof, please let me know.