Carved Box

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Project by cajunpen posted 11-27-2007 09:07 PM 3968 views 11 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is Old Growth California Redwood with Bocte hinges, Maple splines and Walnut bottom. The dished Fleur di Leis was carved on my CarveWright machine. 3 coats of Wipe on Poly. I still have to trim the brass pins on the hinges.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 09:11 PM

Very nice! The hinges are clever.

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 09:12 PM

Beautiful box, Bill! Where did you learn how to make those hinges? Or did you just wing it?

That CarveWright really does a nice job, too.

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

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#3 posted 11-27-2007 09:18 PM

Man, that’s some pretty wood. Nice execution on the complete package. That is one handsome box.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 09:24 PM

Great Box. Nice job with the Carvewright.

The hinges are exceptional.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-27-2007 10:00 PM

it is so beautiful
I love the hinges..
great lid . .. beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 10:00 PM


Very nice box and execution. The Carvewright surely did a nice job, but the hinges are excellent.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#7 posted 11-27-2007 10:09 PM

Great looking box! It looks robust and elegant at the same time. (qualities that usually force some tradeoff).

-- Avihai.M, Israel

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#8 posted 11-27-2007 10:17 PM

What a terrific piece Bill. Understated elegance. Love the hinges and that Carvewright sure is a nifty tool. The work I have seen them produce didn’t look anywhere near as nice as this. Have you learned some tricks for using it this well?

Now, about that walnut being used on the BOTTOM. What is this world coming to ;-) Just teasing ya. This is a beautiful, beautiful box.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 11-27-2007 10:20 PM

Nice! Much sanding involved after the CarveWright finished dishing it out?

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#10 posted 11-27-2007 10:38 PM

excellent skill, patience and artestry!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#11 posted 11-27-2007 11:37 PM

very nice craftsmanship !

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#12 posted 11-27-2007 11:59 PM

The box looks great, and the fleur di leis is impressive. how long did it take to route out?

-- Andy Stark

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#13 posted 11-28-2007 12:07 AM

sweet box ,love the the wood ,hinges contrast nicely gonna have to google the”carve right” though …nice job

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#14 posted 11-28-2007 04:17 AM

Great job, Bill! Looks great. Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 11-28-2007 05:23 AM

Really nice box. Great hinges. Bocte? Something else for me to look up. Never heard of it.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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