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Project by Joshuah posted 01-23-2012 07:33 AM 3545 views 22 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I were married on July 16th. I made this wedding ring box for her and gave it to her with the ring in it. After a great Italian Honeymoon we are getting into the married groove and I am attempting to catch up on my project uploads.

I wanted to attempt it without any metal whatsoever. So I tried out my very first double hinge out of purpleheart and maple.

Woods used were Spalted maple (all side panels), purpleheart (edges and hinge), regular maple (hinge)

Criticism is always welcome!

-- -Joshuah





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 08:10 AM

Great looking ring box a very cool design

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 08:24 AM

I like the design, but I’m wondering about the plywood liner. Everything else looks great. Personally making something beats buying it, but now you are on a slippery slope of ‘Can’t you just make it?’

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 08:31 AM

Robert triplett- Yes I had that exact hesitation. The spalted maple sheets that I have did not possess the strength on their own, now I really wish I would have used a thin piece of maple.

-- -Joshuah

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 01:49 PM

It looks good. I like the hinges, and am glad to see them working well. I have the idea of using similar hinges on a chess / backgammon board.

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

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 01:49 PM

Beautiful box and I love the hinges.

This is a great ring box.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 02:14 PM

Great job the purple heart and the spalted maple really complement each other.

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

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 03:01 PM

Im digging the design of this little box… Really digging that hinge… Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 03:13 PM

one heck-of-a nice way to ask that big question. hinges, wood combos, etc.. awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 04:33 PM

Very nice box, hinges, and big question. Cool

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 04:44 PM

Very nice, Joshua.

helluvawreck

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 04:51 PM

I’m a real fan of wooden hinges.
These are really nice.
I like the box as well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 05:16 PM

Several great features, but I am really impressed with the hinges!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 05:41 PM

Gorgeous box and the hinges are absolutely fantastic! Your choice of woods also works perfectly with the design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 07:04 PM

That’s Kool! I have to learn how to make those hinges.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#15 posted 01-24-2012 12:43 AM

I know this sounds like a “me, too” post but I love the hinges. When the box is closed, it almost looks like the two halves are laced together with leather lashing. Well done!!

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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