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Project by HaxNaybr posted 10-12-2011 06:11 PM 1273 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box as a raffle prize for a fund raiser for a local land trust. The main body is Jarra, the top frame, feet and middle keys are Padauk, the top panel is sweetgum and the pull and upper/lower keys are purple heart. It’s the first time I’ve attempted integrating the hinge mechanism directly into the lid/body components. It’s basically two holes with a 3/16” brass rod stuck in as the pivot. I left the rod pieces proud of the sides to add a little more interest to the flat sides. I was almost sad to see this one go but it went to a really good cause. The winner of the raffle was very happy with it.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 06:40 PM

Some very nice woods and great craftsmanship.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 07:21 PM

I really like the look and design of this piece. I also think it’s interesting you used sweetgum for this project.

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 08:06 PM

I aspire to making a box that nice. A lot of small pieces to make Nice job Hexnabyr

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 12:29 AM

A lot of nice elements in this box. The wood combinations are nice too. That hinge style works well with the top.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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itsmic

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 01:03 AM

Very Cool, nice combo of wood, fine craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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HaxNaybr

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 08:29 PM

Thanks, everybody. I actually had a great time working on this one. As I mentioned, I was kind of sad to see it go since I was really proud of it (which is a very rare thing for me). It started out as a gift box for a former friend of mine, but the friendship went down the tubes so I hung onto it. I think Jarra will certainly be on my list of species to use for future projects. It’s VERY easy to work with and it accepts a finish like no other wood I’ve ever used. It was a joy to work with.

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 12:41 PM

Very nicely done. The colors are awesome!

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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MolokMot

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 12:42 PM

Very nicely done. The colors are awesome!

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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