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I made this set of boxes – they are opposite one another using the same stock of purple heart, maple and walnut. They have swivel lids that operate on a peg in the corner and have diagonal separation inside the box. I finished them with danish oil and a coat of wax. I have one to my niece as a wedding present and will give the other to her sister who is getting married in May!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 04:58 PM

i love these 2 twins dressed differently ….love the way you did the lids ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 05:52 PM

Nice!!!

I would like to hear more about the pins to make the lid swivel. Do the lids come off or are they attached permanently? Metal pins or wood pins?

Thanks for more info.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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KimAccurso

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 06:06 PM

Thanks for the compliments!!! And yes, the lids do come off and are attached my metal pins glued in to the lids. It would be great to have the attached permanently but I can’t figure out a way to do that :) Suggestions?

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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swirt

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 02:25 AM

Beautiful boxes.
I envision a trapped pin. Essentially a wooden dowel where a small section of it is narrower than the rest of the dowel. Once the pin is inserted, a spline is put in place in the corner (like you already have) that would also sit right in the narrower section of the pin, trapping it from being pulled out, but sill allowing it to spin. The other end of the pin would be glued into the lid. (not easy… but what fun is easy? )

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 02:33 AM

Very unique and creative design. They look fantastic!

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

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KimAccurso

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#6 posted 01-09-2018 12:52 PM

Swirt, Great idea! Challenging but definitely worth a try. I think you’d need a thicker pin to do that to keep the strength of the pin, I’ll have to think on this and give it a try! Would definitely be better presentation for the box. Thanks!


Beautiful boxes.
I envision a trapped pin. Essentially a wooden dowel where a small section of it is narrower than the rest of the dowel. Once the pin is inserted, a spline is put in place in the corner (like you already have) that would also sit right in the narrower section of the pin, trapping it from being pulled out, but sill allowing it to spin. The other end of the pin would be glued into the lid. (not easy… but what fun is easy? )

- swirt

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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swirt

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 03:04 PM

The pin could probably done in brass to keep the strength up without needing it to be much thicker.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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splinterpicker

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#8 posted 01-10-2018 02:01 AM

Very nice work on these boxes (your other ones too). The story (matching, yet different ones for wedding gifts for your nieces) is really cool too. I’m sure they’ll always cherish them!

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