Knitting Box

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 10-14-2011 03:51 AM 5387 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today’s project was a small knitting box with finger joints and wooden hinges. The box and lid are Poplar, and the wooden hinges were cut from Cherry to add a little contrast. The hinge pins are 1/8” dowel, so everything here is entirely made of wood. The box in these photos has not yet been finished, but I will hopefully give it a coat of orange oil and varathane tomorrow.


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#1 posted 10-14-2011 04:24 AM

Looks good. Hopefully the finish will really make those dovetails pop!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#2 posted 10-14-2011 04:30 AM

I love the hinges.
they are diffiicult and I admire those who use them

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 10-14-2011 08:08 AM

Very neat box. I do like the hinges.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 10-14-2011 01:45 PM

Nice box. I like how you used the wood hinges.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 10-14-2011 03:23 PM

I’d suggest something different for the interior.
My wife and I have had a Knit Shop for more than 25 years, so I speak from experience.
Varathane or other such finishes will retain odor and cause the contents of the box to pick it up. I’d rather go with a fast drying lacquer from a spray can, which will stop outgassing much sooner.


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#6 posted 10-14-2011 04:56 PM

Don, thank you for your tip, much appreciated! I just got up a few minutes ago and have done anything to the box yet, so I’ll try another alternative. Have a great day!


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#7 posted 10-17-2011 05:47 AM

OK, so I gave the box an application of orange oil, then next day 3 light coats of clear spray lacquer, and then an application of Minwax paste finishing wax. The wood has a very natural look to it, but it well protected.


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