new box style (for me)

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Project by robert triplett posted 04-21-2011 07:38 AM 1610 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a little tired of fitting hinges on boxes, so I tried the pivoting pin on a few boxes. I have seen a lot of nice examples of this on LJ’s. The first is Bocote with a top of Walnut. I added a lift tab of Bocote. Watco Danish Oil. I experienced some new ways to make mistakes! The second box is Spalted Beech. I drilled the pin holes a little off from each other. Not sure how that happened. It is only noticeable when opened. Watco on this also. I have a Redwood Burl box that was going to have a Redwood top, but somehow did the cutout for the lifting tab on the right of the lid, not the front. I will have to decide if this is a ‘design opportunity’, or make a new lid. It was nice to change what I had been doing. I can get focused on making a lot for a show and stop thinking of being more creative. I already have a JOB.
Thanks for looking

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 08:15 AM

looks like you are on to something nice here robert

i like the splattered one

good to get into some
new work
even with the mistakes
it all leads to better work
and unknown ideas

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 10:53 AM

Great work on this, I like the paduk splines nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 12:50 PM

Looking good,i like the first one best :)

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 01:44 PM

Nice! Are you putting any kind of relief on the back of the tops or are you spacing the hinge pins carefully so as to not have to?

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 04:10 PM

Very nice, I like the tongue.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 10:43 PM

Al, I round over the back of the top so the edges don’t catch on the back side. If you put it together without easing the edges, the box won’t open. You have to knock the box apart to fix that mistake! Then reglue, etc. Just one of the many mistakes I found possible.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 01:21 PM

All great looking boxes. Beautiful woods.

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

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