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Curved lid box

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Project by David posted 06-25-2018 06:02 PM 756 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut, birds eye maple and lots of little itty bity joints. Tung oil finish.

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 06-25-2018 06:18 PM

Very nice box. I like the inside tray idea. It reminds of something I saw on the Wood Whisperer.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 07:08 PM

I really like the shelf pins for the tray. Actually, I like all of it

-- 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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ralbuck

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 08:07 PM

Very well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-25-2018 09:37 PM

David, This is a very nice box. I bought a package full of barrel hinges but have not used them. Do you have any magic tricks for getting them aligned perfectly? I cannot seem to find a good tutorial and just wondered if you had any tips.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 06-25-2018 10:17 PM

Ditto what Kim said

-- 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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David

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 03:49 AM

I set up a fence on the drill press tall enough for the box back. Drilled both holes using a witness Mark on the fence that registered the holes center. To drill the lid I band sawed two “cradles” from 3/4 scrap pine to hold the lid upside down and at the same height as the fence. If you leave the lid long and concentrate on the distance between the holes, trim it after.
The pins are brazing rod.
The tray dividers are in V grooves instead of Dado joints or the rounded edge would look sloppy.
The lid inside is a TS cove cut.
The outside curve was made with a TS jig that works like a rocking cradle

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 08:53 AM

David, nice work. This is a beautiful box. It combines several constructions techniques and has some real eye appeal. I use a rubber “bumper” to create space inside the box so the chain doesn’t fall into the tray. I like the tray you made.

I read your answer above about the construction. For a site like this, it would add interest to your post if you also included pictures of the box construction tips. I know it is a pain to stop and take the pictures, but it would be helpful to others. You have used so many great techniques in this project that you could share with others.

-- Big Al in IN

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 06-26-2018 10:48 AM

Thanks David, again – real nice box

-- 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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#9 posted 06-26-2018 11:51 AM

Beautiful box made from beautiful wood! Nice job. I too would like to see how it was made.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 06-27-2018 02:55 AM

Cool clean looking box. Well done. Inside pins are a great idea for the tray support.

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

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Joe

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#11 posted 06-27-2018 03:23 PM

That is a beautiful box. I love the design with the curved lid. The workmanship is superb, a true artist piece made by a true artist. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#12 posted 07-01-2018 07:20 PM

I have been admiring a box like that since I saw it on youtube. Most of the hardware isnt available here in SA.

Well done David, thanks for sharing.

https://youtu.be/LREBFMFyu4w

-- When you know better you do better.

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 09-12-2018 01:45 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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