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Project by WoodWarrior posted 2361 days ago 1728 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a novice wood worker from Canada and I would just like to share my first wood working project. The box is made from walnut with a lacewood top and lacewood edge banding. The inside is lined with spanish cedar and back painted plexi glass.

I haven’t installed the hinges yet (honestly i’m a little scared).





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Marge

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#1 posted 2361 days ago

Nice work, corner is an interesting touch.

-- Marge, Colorado

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Rob

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#2 posted 2361 days ago

Great work! Especally for a first project. Can’t wait to see what your later works look like.
PS Hinges give me the heebie jeebies too!

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2361 days ago

Great start you are off to. Your craftsmanship is very good. Hinges can be tricky, but if you have a Router Table I would suggest getting Doug Stowe’s DVD/Book entitled Basic Box Making – he demonstrates a technique, using only a single straight bit and router table, that is almost foolproof for installing hinges.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 2361 days ago

Nice humidor. Metal hinges intimidate me too. I started making my own out of wood.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Eric

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#5 posted 2361 days ago

Wow, with such work as a novice you’ll be a force to be reckoned with as a seasoned pro! Beautiful humidor.

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2361 days ago

Nothing novice about that project WoodWarrior. Great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 2361 days ago

great project!!! excellent job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2361 days ago

Nice work WoodWarrior. Just making a box is difficult enough but to make one that looks this good is excellent for a first time project. Go for the hinges and let’s see a post of the finished product.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Alin Dobra

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#9 posted 2361 days ago

WoodWarrior,

I made my first box almost 3 years ago and I’m still afraid to install the hinges.

Nice project.

Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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herbr

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#10 posted 2361 days ago

Great work-esp for a first project. Great contrast in the wood.

-- Spread love with our work

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Critterman

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#11 posted 2361 days ago

Great work, you can do it, you did a great job so far, take your time and you’ll do great.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Jiri Parkman

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#12 posted 2361 days ago

You are a novice?
Great!

-- Jiri

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Ethan Sincox

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#13 posted 2361 days ago

Your edge banding looks really good! The lacewood really compliments the walnut.

My advice on hinges:
Spend money on quality hinges (Brusso or the like; at the very least, extruded brass and not pressed brass). What’s the point in spending hours making a box with quality wood, taking the time to edgeband the box and bookmatch a lid, line it with spanish cedar and a fitted divider, and then put $2 hinges on it?

Plus, they’re way easier to install.

If you don’t want to drop $28 or $30 on the Brusso, then at least look into the Woodcraft extruded brass hinges – I think you could pick them up for about $11 or $13 a pair.

Don’t get me wrong, the pressed brass hinges have their place in life. But I generally only use them on things like router bit boxes and other tool-specific storage devices I’ve made.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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rikkor

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#14 posted 2361 days ago

That is a mighty fine humidor.

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ratchet

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#15 posted 2361 days ago

Very nice. I think you no longer qualify as novice. I pray that your hinge installation goes well.

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