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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 03-16-2012 11:53 PM 1540 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Robert Tripllet brought me the wood that is on the tops of these two boxes he handed me the wood and said lets see what you can do with these. The second box top is Spalted Maple the first top I can’t remember I know he told me but had a brain fart. He’ll tell you I aways forget and hes right LOL. The divider in the first box can me taken out or moved. The sides are Walnut.
Enjoy and thanks

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 12:00 AM

The top on that second box looks like a piece of marble. Very nice.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 12:49 AM


Great use of great wood. I like the sculpted lift. Have you tried gluing the top on to the box and then cutting it apart and hinging it later?

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 12:52 AM

NICE boxes! That 2nd box’s top and bottom is really nice. Have him send me some! LOL

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

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 12:57 AM

That is some beautiful wood and you have become a very prolific box builder. Now it is time for you to do some wooden hinges for the next group!

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

#5 posted 03-17-2012 01:09 AM

Boxguy I do make boxes once in a while that way but with this wood I wanted to sow it off the reason for the walnut in the back was to make it stronger the wood itself is way to sotf.
gfadvm I know and one day I want to make wood hindges need to buy a blade for that though. I tried with the blade I have and it did not work for me.
Thanks for the comments and questins.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 01:49 AM

Dennis, the first box top is Big Leaf Maple and the second is Spalted Big Leaf Maple. I am still looking at my spalted maple box top and deciding how to hinge it. Nice job on these. A couple hundred more and you could be good!!!! LOL
I might have an extra piece of the Curly Redwood for next time I see you.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 02:22 AM

And, a nice job you did, all look very nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 02:55 AM

Look at the Patron hinges. They don’t require a new blade and are pretty cool looking.

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

#9 posted 03-17-2012 03:48 AM

Thanks Robert. A few hundred more lol
I will look at the Patron hindges gfadvin and thanks

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 10:32 PM

I know from experience how hard these boxes are, yours look really great.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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