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My first posting. I liked the idea of putting glass into my wood projects so I made this as a test. The wood species is Alder with a natural stain and paste wax finish.
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#1 posted 03-02-2012 12:48 AM
That is a very unique box top! I like it a lot. Great job and imagination.
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#2 posted 03-02-2012 01:17 AM
Welcome to LJ’s WoodHoarder!
That’s a nice idea using glass on the top cover. The joints look good and tight too! I like the look! I just posted a box the other day. you can see it here! http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61738
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#3 posted 03-02-2012 01:40 AM
WoodHoarder very nice box with very good box joints and mortised inset hinges. I am curious how you installed the hinges so that your top aligned with the box/case on all four sides. That has been a struggle for me even though I have tried every technique including mortising in the hinge. It always seems when I am done installing the hinges and close the lid, it is off a 1/16th or more sometimes.
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#4 posted 03-02-2012 02:23 AM
Great job.Very nice box.
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#5 posted 03-02-2012 03:08 AM
Really good work on this unique box.
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#6 posted 03-02-2012 05:28 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments. In answer to hfminmi: After trimming the top to fit, I taped the lid to the box using blue painters tape when drawing out the layout lines. After the lines were drawn I chiseled out the mortises by hand. I think chiseling by hand makes for more control than using the router. I hope that answers your question.
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#7 posted 03-02-2012 11:48 PM
Those box joints look tight! Nicely done, looking forward to seeing what glass/wood combo you come up with next.
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#8 posted 03-03-2012 02:34 AM
Pretty cool. Did the end grain on the finger joints come out darker just with the natural finish ?
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#9 posted 03-11-2012 03:03 AM
Nothing special on the end grain. Just sanded to 220 and used a natural wood stain.
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