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Another wooden-hinged box in oak

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 04-02-2012 08:02 PM 1916 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one measures about 10” x 14” x 8”. The box itself is from a nice board of brown oak that deserved to be shown off, as did the piece of burr oak from which I made the lid. It’s big enough to be what I’d call a keepsake box. Box and tray are both lined with purple crushed velvet. Construction of the box is by lock mitres. That natural edge was too beautiful to be hacked away (I think).

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 08:07 PM

Wow! That is a really nice box. The hinges look great and the oak you used is really a standout! Birdseye Oak top!
One of these days I have to make some wood hinges.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 08:10 PM

There’s a lot to be said for keeping it natural, Stewart. Especially when backed up by the splendid burr shown here.

Wooden hinges seem to be the ‘new black’ at the moment (lol)

Good post, good project.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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rance

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 08:12 PM

Yep, it deserves to be shown off all right. Very nice box you built.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 08:13 PM

Nicely done. I really like the natural look.

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 08:19 PM

That is One COOL BOX!

One COOL set of wood hinges!

How did you make those hinges?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 08:28 PM

Thanks Jocks! JoeThis blog shows how I do it. And this one shows how Shipwright does it on his amazing creations.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 08:33 PM

Wonderful work, as always, Stuart.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 08:34 PM

Wood is surely a beautiful part of what Mother Nature and a woodworker can showcase, which you’ve done a fine job of it here. Very awesome. Nicely done

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 08:54 PM

Yorkie… Bad Link… your blog… (remove the word “how” from the end)
FOUND IT…

Here it is… How to make those Hinges!


Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 09:01 PM

Thanks Joe; try it now.

Stewart

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#11 posted 04-02-2012 09:25 PM

That is a fine box, love the top, excellent craftsmanship throughout

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 04-02-2012 10:13 PM

That is just an awesome box! Great job!
I love it! Thanks for sharing.
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 11:15 PM

Once again your skill & the wood compliment each other beautifully!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 04-03-2012 12:23 AM

Nice Stewart.
It looks both delicate and massive at the same time. How do you do that?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#15 posted 04-03-2012 12:40 AM

I like it! I just got some old, figured Oak. I was wondering if it would become some boxes. You box gives me some ideas. I don’t usually use Oak for anything but window trim. Nice job.

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

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