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Box for sister in law

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Project by Charlie H. posted 04-14-2018 12:28 AM 799 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is mostly made with ambrosia maple.
The corners are mitered with walnut splines.
The top and bottom float in a dado.
All corners and edges are relieved with a 45 router bit.
The hinges are walnut and the hinge pins are bamboo.
The lid opens just a little more than 90
.
The finish is a couple coats of Minwax polyurethane that was wiped on with a paper towel.
This box was purpose built to hold / hide video games.
I usually wrap the grain around a box but this box was to tall for me to resaw.
Length 9” width 5” height 6 3/4”.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my project.

-- Regards, Charlie --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 04-14-2018 01:32 AM

Nice looking box, I am sure she will appreciate it.

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

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Rick

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#2 posted 04-14-2018 02:29 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Charlie. She’ll Love It!!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 04-14-2018 04:55 AM

Charlie, I like your work. The maple looks great and the splines should keep the box in tact and functioning for a long time. Nice design on the wooden hinge.

I prefer rounded corners to mitered ones because rounded corners are easier for me to sand and the rounded corners stand up better to being dinged and bumped. However, everyone is free to make their own choices when it comes to boxes. Good decision to leave a bit of wiggle room on the width so the game packages don’t fit too tightly. This is a well thought out design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 04-14-2018 12:41 PM

Nice box and great hinges

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#5 posted 04-14-2018 01:50 PM

Nice box. I really like the design. The hinges look great.

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#6 posted 04-14-2018 01:55 PM

Looks to be a lot of thought was put in this. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 04-14-2018 02:35 PM

first – design is outstanding
first again, lumber is outstanding
first for the third time, doggone that is nice
really like your hinges and the champfer is eye catching, that is if you can get past the appearance of the wood

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Joe

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#8 posted 04-14-2018 06:56 PM

Lots of craftsmanship and skill in that box. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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Charlie H.

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#9 posted 04-15-2018 04:04 AM

Thanks for all of the kind words, I really appreciate the encouragement.

Several members here have taken mercy on me and graciously answered questions I have asked publicly and through PM.
I cannot begin to describe how helpful all that wisdom has been to me.

At this time each box is still very much a learning experience and an experiment for me.

I like conversation about design elements, I am paying attention.

If all of the outer perimeter edges are rounded will it look wonky if the lid / box joining edge is beveled?
This box is very square and well aligned, but if there is lid / box alignment issues the beveled edge really hides it well.

-- Regards, Charlie --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 04-15-2018 04:08 AM


This box is very square and well aligned, but if there is lid / box alignment issues the beveled edge really hides it well.

- Chashint

It is not hiding it, it is enhancing the squareness.

LOL

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

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#11 posted 04-15-2018 01:30 PM

I like this box, but in particular the hinges.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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