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Project by littlecope posted 06-27-2011 10:47 PM 1342 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep, it’s another box, fresh out of the finishing department…
The sides of this one were made from Mahogany that Brother David, the Patron, was kind enough to send me a while back.
The top and bottom, some old White Oak drawer sides I scrounged from my Parent’s basement. They actually came from a bureau that belonged to my Great Grandmother… so it had some age and personal history attached to it.
The “hardware” is Cherry.
It’s bigger than I usually make and a little sloppy… No excuse, but my mind was distracted…
I was going to blog the hinge and lid-lift attachment, but it went uneventfully, and I’ve shown that half a dozen times anyway.
It’s not necessary for it’s original intent, so now I have to figure something to use it for…
But it had twelve pegs in the hinges… Isn’t there a twelve days of something? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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#1 posted 06-27-2011 10:51 PM

Very artistic… with the scroll work..and wooden hinges are the go…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 10:54 PM

I really like this! The hinges are awesome. It is cool too that you were able to use wood with some history to it.

Great project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 11:07 PM

Very Nice Mike.

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 11:19 PM

love it …the hinges rock !

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 11:41 PM

I like the symmetrical scroll work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#6 posted 06-27-2011 11:58 PM

Wonderful! I really like it…keep ‘em coming! I haven’t been active on LJ lately because now that I don’t have to heat the shop it’s full steam ahead with the work that has piled up. I feel very pleasantly swamped. Best, Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 12:02 AM

Here Mike I like this allot. This is my new favorite of your work, ... nice curves !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 12:09 AM

Nice work, Mike. I like the design.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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bigike

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 12:18 AM

great lookin box.

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

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 01:30 AM

Very nice Mike.

I really like it,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 06-28-2011 01:42 AM

very nice box. hinges are awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 01:56 AM

So fine my friend, you might have been a little sloppy but that box is full of love.
Best thoughts straight of from Denmark,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 06-28-2011 02:05 AM

I also think it came out really nice. The scrollwork on the top adds a nice touch.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#14 posted 06-28-2011 02:26 AM

Mike, I too like the scrool work and overall appearance. It gives it a colonial style perspective!!!!!! Nice box.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#15 posted 06-28-2011 02:31 AM

Nice clean look. It all works well.
I like it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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