UVA box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 03-05-2012 02:05 AM 1136 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of cherry wood for a rabid University of Virginia grad. This is the first time I’ve tried to make wooden hinges and I’m happy with the way they turned out. I “stenciled” the logo on the top with a ball-point pen and then re-inked it twice…..a long, tedious process I wouldn’t want to do again. I applied Howards Feed-n-Wax one time and buffed it up a bit.
Each box I make I learn a little more and that’s all a newbie woodworker can ask for. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:16 AM

Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 02:24 AM

That came out really nice!

Glad the ink didn’t run or bleed.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 02:30 AM

Good looking box, I also like the hinges – they came out great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 02:48 AM

I love to do stuff that gives me a challenge. Some I do again and others I make the claim you did!! Your box turned out fantastic, however.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

#5 posted 03-05-2012 03:11 AM

Very cool box and the hindges look great one day I am going to have to try and make some.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 03:17 AM

Nice looking box. Good job on the hinges. I really should get around to trying them.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 03:28 AM


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#8 posted 03-05-2012 04:19 AM

Looking great on this project my friend…wow…nice hinges they look awesome. Your really taking new steps with your woodworking journey..great stuff!

Best thoughts,

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 02:13 PM

That box is beautiful and the hinges are awesome!

too bad it was ruined by a logo of dopey scissors. hehehehe.

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