Box for Bach Flower - Caja para Flores de Bach

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Project by Marpintero posted 09-28-2011 06:22 AM 5079 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bach Flower Box making at the request of a client. First project in which I use box joint (with my new router table). Top and sides of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus grandis), Eucalyptus details in red (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and HDF (high-density-fiberboard) for the background and separator flasks. Hardware: bronze hinges and a handcrafted lid holder in copper (made ​​with copper rod and copper rivets). Finish: boiled linseed oil and beeswax.

_Caja para Flores de Bach realizada a pedido de un cliente. Primer proyecto en el que uso juntas malletadas (con mi nueva fresadora de mesa). Tapa y laterales de eucalipto (eucalyptus grandis), detalles en eucalipto colorado (eucalyptus camaldulensis) y HDF (high-density-fiberboard) para el fondo y el separador de frascos. Herrajes: bisagras bronceadas y para sostener la tapa un herraje de fabricación artesanal en cobre (realizado con varilla de cobre y remaches de cobre). Terminación: aceite de lino y cera de abejas.

- Bottles separator has three positions. Just remove, change slot rods and replace it.
- El separador de frascos tiene tres posiciones. Basta con retirarlo, cambiar las varillas de ranura y volver a colocarlo.

- The solution to hold the top is a rod that slides over bottles separator to be closed. Very well thought out for me!!!
- La solución para sostener la tapa es una varilla que desliza sobre el separador de frascos al ser cerrada. Muy bien pensada por mí!!!

- The legs of the box are hidden and are made of cork. It works great.
- Las patitas de la caja quedan ocultas y están hechan con corcho. Funciona muy bien.

- For the lid does not move and remain properly aligned, the solution was pressing two strips on the sides and make the groove where they fit in the lid. Very well thought out for me!
- Para que la tapa no se mueva y quede bien alineada, la solución fue embutir dos listones en los laterales y hacer la ranura donde encajan en la tapa. Muy bien pensado por mí!!!

- The box is a little big and heavy, so I had to add the pseudo handles on the sides, helping to lift it. Of course they are in a slot.
- La caja resulta un poco grande y pesada, así que tuve que agregarle las pseudo manijas en los laterales, que ayudan a levantarla. Por supuesto están encastradas.

I hope you like it and find it useful.
Espero que les guste y sea de utilidad.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 06:51 AM

Nice box. Nice work. I just dont understand it’s use

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 07:01 AM

A very nice box to hold small bottles. Where do you get eucalyptus?

-- Scott - Chico California

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 07:15 AM

Muy bien! Gracias por compartir.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 10:56 AM

Very nice, Looks great!

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

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 12:00 PM

Nice design, a lot of thought went into the pieces. Did you make the top separate from the bottom or one piece and then cut it into two pieces?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 01:26 PM

I like the box. Nice work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 03:35 PM

Buenisimo Martín. Ya le estas dando un estupendo uso a la fresadora.

Lindisima la caja. Y bien pensada

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 03:42 PM

Very Nice Box, Nice features and ingenious methods for the lid stay, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 09-28-2011 03:56 PM

really really nice. I like all the hardware and spacers setup

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jorge G.

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 04:31 PM

What are Bach flowers? Nice box.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 06:27 PM

Great Martin. You´re making a terrific use of your RT.

Very nice box. And well thought as well

Buenisimo Martín. Ya le estas dando un estupendo uso a la fresadora.

Lindisima la caja. Y bien pensada

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 09-28-2011 06:38 PM

Beautiful Box!

I really like the color contrasts.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jan Hinsch

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#13 posted 09-28-2011 10:45 PM

Muy bueno, excelentes detalles.

-- Jan, Argentina

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#14 posted 02-20-2013 04:25 PM

Un trabajo muy bonito, mis felicitaciones. Parece que tienes facil acceso al eucalipto. Esta bien el detalle de alinear la tapa con esos listoncitos, el ingenio es una poderosa herramienta y hacer las cosas sencillas es lo mas complicado de alcanzar.
Saludos amigo

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