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LEATHER TOP BOX

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Project by lumberdog posted 03-24-2012 01:54 PM 1496 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is constructed out of pine, it has hand made hinges made out of mahogany. The top is covered with leather and trimmed with mahogany and brass tacks. The interior is lined with painted canvas.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan





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Ampeater

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 02:18 PM

WOW. I really like that. I just finished gluing up a box that is approximately the same size and I haven’t been able to decide how to make the top. I just might do something similar. I have already made some wood hinges for it.

Is the latch on the front a working latch or mainly for decoration?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 02:50 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work. Love the hinges and latch. Very nice job.

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

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NormG

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 03:04 PM

Great chest. Love the hinges and the interior

-- Norman

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 03:25 PM

Outstanding work, I really like that one

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 05:33 PM

Very nice project. I really like the hinges; the leather makes a super distinctive look to it as well.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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lumberdog

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#6 posted 03-24-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks Ampeater, the latch on the front is not a working latch, it gives something to lift the lid with and it looks good too.
I would like to add that this box is a project i made a while back and i did have it posted on this site, but in the wrong place.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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lizardhead

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#7 posted 03-24-2012 06:48 PM

I need to know how to line up wooden hinges so they do not bind. I’m almost certain that it has something to do with making your hinges square.

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

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Philip

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#8 posted 03-24-2012 08:39 PM

Well done, love the leather look with brass nails.

-- I never finish anyth

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tomd

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 04:50 AM

Really great looking box, nice work on the hinges and the leather top is very unique.

-- Tom D

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SantaPaulaCraftsman

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 12:53 AM

i am not a big fan of wood hinges and latches. They sometimes look clumsy on an elegant box.

But this one works really well! Maybe its the shape or the additional features… I like it!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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NikkiLaRue

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 12:15 PM

This is really nice!

-- Nikki

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