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Project by g1hopper posted 1265 days ago 1226 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box has been designed to hold six decks of cards with plenty of room under the card tray to keeps paper, pens, pencils and whatever else you may need for the card games. It is made out of a number of wood types.
Sides are lace wood
top is spalted hack berry
the tray and top part of the hinges are maple
bottom part of the hinges are walnut
the latch is rambutan and Maple with a strip of purple heart on each for highlight
Purple heart is not showing up well in my photos
Baltic birch ply bottoms on the box and tray

-- Steve, Omaha, NE





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WoodSimplyMade

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Steve,

Very nice box, where did you acquire the lacewood lumber?

Very nice use of wooden latches and hinges!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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Jimboe

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

very nice card box

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JL7

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

Very nice – wooden hinges and a nice mix of woods – thanks for sharing…........

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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g1hopper

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

I got the lacewood from a local mill called Dunham Hardwoods. Local being about an hour drive.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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Maveric777

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

Now this is nice! Really like the useful design and use of stock.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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HorstPeter

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Appealing color combinations and nice form. I really like the look of the closing mechanism and what it does for the overall design of the box.

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bigike

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

great work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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g1hopper

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#8 posted 1264 days ago

Thanks all

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 1260 days ago

Steve, that is one serious box. Great choice of wood and the hinges are great, very sculptural.
I wonder if you could share more detail about the latch, and the hardwood dealer?
Are they in Lincoln?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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g1hopper

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#10 posted 1256 days ago

Douglas
The latch is basically a sliding dovetail. The lip portion drops down into the notch that was cut out of the base part. There is also a notch cut into the sliding maple part that is off center. Before I glued the latch to the case I place a brass pin from the back of it so that the latch could only slide so far either way.

As for where I get my lumber, well I get different kinds from different locations. Some in Omaha, NE , others from some mills Iowa not too far from here. The hackberry I order online. If you would like to know more send me a PM and what kind of wood and I can give you an idea of some of the places I look for it.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks, g1! I see that Dunham is over in Iowa…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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