|Project by shipwright||posted 01-04-2012 03:25 AM||5240 views||22 times favorited||67 comments|
This was a hard one to name. Inside out, Inside/Outside the Box, Fun With Hinges, etc, etc, etc.
But when the dust settles you gotta tell it like it is … Just Foolin’ Around.
It started out as an exercise to see if I could build a reversible box, two boxes in one if you wish.
Three corners have cut off pins and the fourth has a pin with a little bend on the end for a handle. If you pull that pin you can swing the box inside out exposing all the sides that were previously “inside the box”. Flip the bottom, close the lid and reinsert the pin and you have a second box, which through the magic of Boulle style marquetry, is the exact negative of the first. The front panel is classic cut because of the number of different veneers.
As I was playing with it (and it is really hard not to play with) I realized that you can actually get sixteen different configurations if you are willing to pull the other pins.
So Voila! Sixteen boxes in one.
EDIT: As I was looking again I noticed that if you invert the bottom the number doubles to thirty-two.
All the hinges are built as those in my blog: http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/4096
Thanks for looking, I hope it makes you smile.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/