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Project by newTim posted 1452 days ago 2899 views 32 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Secrets of the String Box Revealed. Here’s the finished project. Wenge with maple stings and figured maple top and handle. It is finished with a few coats of clear gloss spray lacquer out of a can, with a couple of coats of satin on top and a coat of Renaissance wax. I sanded the top to 400 and the sides to 320. Not enough room for all the corner pictures, but you can bet the strings all line up at the corners. The box is about 9×14 and has Soss 203 hinges. The legs were formed by cutting away the middle sections with a dado set. I plan to make some removable trays later on and will cut a bunch to fit several boxes. Check out the blog to see construction details, Soss jig, mistakes, and more.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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mahadevwood

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#1 posted 1452 days ago

very nice box, amazing creation

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1452 days ago

Beautiful boxes. Excellent job and craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 1452 days ago

Hey Tim,
Very nice design and sweet finish….really well done.

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ellen35

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#4 posted 1452 days ago

Beautiful.. just beautiful, Tim.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1452 days ago

Gorgeous box, very well done inlay.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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grosa

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#6 posted 1452 days ago

Now that shows imagination at work. Great contrast of woods and great lines. Very nice job.

-- Have a great day.

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Toolz

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#7 posted 1451 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Tim, thanks for the blog, this is stupendous. Can ya tell I like it? LOL

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 1451 days ago

Beautiful box Tim! There is a bunch of cool aspects to this one that makes it a definite winner. Very well done sir….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1451 days ago

Another cool and unique box a great design Idea and well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rowdy

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#10 posted 1451 days ago

Eye catching. I like it.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1451 days ago

Great creative technique!

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

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#12 posted 1451 days ago

wow this is stunning!! really creative and appealing!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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webwood

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#13 posted 1451 days ago

very nice – love the design

-- -erik & christy-

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 1451 days ago

Excellent looking box and a very creative design.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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RS Woodworks

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#15 posted 1451 days ago

Very very well done! I love it, and thanks for the blog too! Don’t be surprised if you see some copies from me!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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