My first ringbox... ok, my first wood product.

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Project by Hellough posted 01-25-2012 02:36 AM 1421 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so here is my first completed, somewhat picture worthy project. I was looking for a small project that gave me the basics of using a bandsaw, sander, drill press, etc. The inspiration came from member FrankLad who posted a fantastic box with much more character and finesse back in October of 2009. I loved the wooden hinge style and decided it would be a pretty simple starter project.

I made it from red oak scrap and used birch dowels for the hinge. Put 1/8” by 1/2” magnets at the front and let the top magnet peek through the lid for a decorative touch. Lined the hole with black felt and called it complete. Cost me 10 bucks worth of supplies. Finished it with only danish oil and haven’t made up my mind as to whether to give it a poly or laquer finish yet… Any comments, suggestions, or criticisms are openly welcome. Thanks for takin a look!

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 03:26 AM

You did good . A very nice ring box plus a super wooden hing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 05:18 AM

What a great first project. Small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, turn it round and round, open it, close it, think about wood and the things you can do. That’s the best.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 01:42 PM

I really love the hinge. Nice work.

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 03:31 PM

Thumbs up!

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 05:04 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys!

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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