|Project by BertFlores58||posted 06-04-2011 09:34 AM||3427 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Actually, my brother Francis is nicknamed as Andy and it was coincidental that the hinges I used in this box is from LJ Andy’s with slight modification. I like to sand it the way Andy’s boxes look that is why it is made with thick materials… 3/8” however I changed my mind as it was done in a hurry.
Francis and Digna are both living in Canada. It was easy for me to send this one through my stepson Richard and his girlfriend Lourdes who took vacation for a month here. Lourdes residence in Canada is just in the neighborhood of my brother’s.
Also, I like to thank God with this gift for giving full blessing to Digna who just recovered and healed from brain spasm. She had been in comma after the brain operation. Now, I am happy that she is recuperating with her left leg which is the one left after such operation. Francis and Digna are so religious and they deserve to have this gift from us Agnes, Janna and I.
The box is made from different woods…
Top lid.. Red tanguile
Black lining – Kamagong.. Philippine ebony
The sides… Balayong … A very hard same like as Paduak
The bottom … Yakal .. A very hard Philippine wood… This is 3/16” thick but very strong. You can see the nailholes in it..
Oh yes, All wood are scrapped and recycled.
The photos #4 and #5 showed the details of the hinges and the rounded back and cove side and top lid. This is peculiar… my first to make pin hinge… The pin I used is this:
The joint on the side is also doweled pin with 5 mm bamboo pins from chopsticks.. You can see the same in the hinge pin plug. The ebony strip is just inlayed on but the strength of the joint is on the dowel pins a total of 6 on each side. The lid can be opened with a coin in the slot provided. I did not put a knob as it will distract the good symmetry of the top.
Though this is the simplest box I made, this has made me confident that I can make a palm box, or Andy’s box and many other similar joint using dowels. Please note that I never had used jigs for dowels and the hinge…. Only free hand drilling with electric drill. Hard to say that you can perfect the alignment of the pins in just one try… I made several practice in doing the pinholes.
Hope you like it.