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Project by gfadvm posted 02-27-2012 02:35 PM 2678 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece is getting married to a Texan and a wedding keepsake box was requested. I resawed the stock from the last of my mesquite stash and built this. Dimensions: 15”x10”x5 1/2”. Box joints (pinned with 1/8” dowels and no glue), Shipwright wooden hinge, live edges on front, back, and hinges. Finished with 2 coats well rubbed BLO and 1 coat shellac.Pics show that BLO does NOT ‘muddy the grain’ as others have stated. Thanks for looking.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Duaneflower

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 02:38 PM

Pretty cool looking box, I especially like the hinge

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 02:48 PM

Nice job. LOVE that hinge !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 02:49 PM

I forgot the pic of the top so I’ll try to put it here. I think it worked!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 03:04 PM

excellent work !

and the best to the lucky couple

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 03:37 PM

Beautiful box really nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 03:46 PM

I wish my firewood looked that good!

I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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lizardhead

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 04:44 PM

Somehow from the looks of the 1st pic—the size of your box looks to be more the size of a coffin. Learning different techniques for making wooden hinges shall be on my list of priorities.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 04:56 PM

I’m sure they will appreciate it. Is mesquite a pourous material? I really like the bacck of the box :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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whitedog

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 04:57 PM

Beautiful box … great present.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Tokolosi

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 05:38 PM

Beatifull box. The live edge hinge turned out really nice.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 06:02 PM

Yah!!! another nicely rescued piece.

-- Doug...

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 07:26 PM

Nice Hinges!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Martyroc

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 08:18 PM

This came out really nice, I have to try those hinges, I keep saying I wil but never do. This project might change tha, thanks for posting

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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bugz

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 09:24 PM

Great box and nice use of live edge on hinge. Supe looking.

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

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Roger

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 09:47 PM

that is very stunning. luv the hinge, and natural edge top, also the box joints as well. very beautiful

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

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