String Box II

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Project by newTim posted 09-01-2010 07:53 AM 3016 views 33 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

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 09:03 AM

very nice box, amazing creation


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#2 posted 09-01-2010 10:07 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 11:09 AM

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

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 12:19 PM

Beautiful.. just beautiful, Tim.

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

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 12:51 PM

Gorgeous box, very well done inlay.

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

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 01:09 PM

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

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 02:36 PM

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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#8 posted 09-01-2010 02:38 PM

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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#9 posted 09-01-2010 03:48 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 03:56 PM

Eye catching. I like it.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 09-01-2010 03:57 PM

Great creative technique!

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

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#12 posted 09-01-2010 04:02 PM

wow this is stunning!! really creative and appealing!

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

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#13 posted 09-01-2010 04:22 PM

very nice – love the design

-- -erik & christy-

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#14 posted 09-01-2010 04:28 PM

Excellent looking box and a very creative design.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#15 posted 09-01-2010 06:46 PM

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


-- 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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