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Project by EMVarona posted 01-27-2012 09:41 AM 4570 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was not smooth sailing. The new design carried with it new problems. This box measures 8×6 x 3 in. The cover and bottom are stained. At first I thought that I would assemble the box then do the staining and finishing later. It turned out that the box should have been assembled temporarily for fit then disassembled. The four separate parts mainly the cover, the pattern, the sides and the bottom were finished separately. In the assembly stage, I took extra care not to mar the finish. There might have been an easier way, the thing is that I could not think of any other way. Anyway, the exercise provided a whole lot of insights and lessons.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 10:02 AM

Beautiful box. Congratulations.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 10:53 AM

Nice job, looking good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 02:18 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 04:31 PM

Nice work! Are your hinges cut in? Or surface mounted? Is the scrolled lid open to the inside, or does it lay over another hunk of wood?

Something fun about doing boxes, isn’t there?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 04:32 PM

Nice scrolling. I like the finger joints.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 05:50 PM

Great box,Ed. Some times you have to almost stand on your head to get things done in the correct order. You came out on top on this one!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 05:59 PM

Nicely done! The scrolling is very attractive, the box joints look great, and I love the contrast in the woods.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 06:36 PM

Beautiful box very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 11:47 PM

I like it, good choice of wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 01-28-2012 01:45 AM

Thank you guys!

The hinges are surface mounted. The pattern is glued to a thin plywood and attached to the cover like as in a picture frame. I’ve added a photo that shows the hinges.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 01-28-2012 11:18 PM

I always learn something from a new design/project and look for improvements next time .
Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it Ed.
Very nice.


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 01-29-2012 02:34 AM

Thank you again, Guys! For me going over your projects is much more a learning experience for me.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 03:44 AM

Excellent job on the cover Ed..very very nice box, very pleasing to my eyes.

Thanks for sharing.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#14 posted 01-30-2012 03:57 AM

Ed, Too good to be a first try! I like the strong framing support for the scrolled top. Ang galing naman. A new challenge to look … scroll sawing.
Take care… Mabuhay

-- Bert

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#15 posted 01-30-2012 12:51 PM

Thanks a lot, Armand and Bert!

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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