Small Mahogany Box

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Project by mackpappy posted 06-29-2011 04:16 PM 1141 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

I made this box for my dad this past Father’s Day. It’s made of mahogany with wenge accent strips and mother of pearl inlays. I had the mahogany around from a prior project, and found the wenge in the scrap pile at the woodshop where I take classes. The inspiration was Rob Cosman’s “Wood Hinge Box” video which shows how to make the hinge. I cut all the dovetails by hand and sized all the lumber with a handplane and a shooting board. I’ma guitar repairman by trade, so it’s really fun to make a project that no one is expecting! My dad was “overwhelmed” when he received it. He’s great, so I’m glad. Take care, Geoff

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 04:31 PM

real nice box. nice tight joints ,and the grain flow is fantastic

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 04:55 PM

Nice Job Geoff!! Welcome to LJ’s…

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#3 posted 06-29-2011 05:01 PM

Very nice. And tight joints there. I am afraid I am a looooonnnnngggggg way from hand carving dovetail joints.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 06:08 PM

looks real nice, mahogany is such a great looking wood

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 01:46 AM

nice dovetails !!!

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 01:51 AM

great lookin box

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 04:10 AM

Really nice! I have been trying to do that wood hinge from the RC dvd and keep failing…any tips? what size dowel did you use?

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