Jatoba and Zebrawood With Wooden Hinges

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-10-2012 10:50 PM 2304 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jatoba, Zebrawood, Maple splines. Dimensions: 12×7x4 1/2”. Finish: BLO, shellac, Renissance wax. Patron hinges. This is some of the zebrawood I was charged $25.50 a BF because it was ‘highly figured’. They neglected to mention the crack that went clear through the board. Did my best to hide it but I can still see it. The overall box turned out OK and I do love my Jatoba! ($2 a BF locally).

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

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 11:05 PM

Nice box once again Andy. I know those little things we as woodworkers notice, but from the photos I don’t see the crack so nice job fixing it.

I do need to try those hinges sometime. I like the way they look. and the shape of them seem like they could be anything.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 11:18 PM

Great box Andy…I don’t notice the crack in the Zebrawood but we all notice every miniscule defect in our own projects. Your boxes are progressively getting nicer and nicer.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 11:40 PM

You’re way to quick to point out your flaws. Beautiful box.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 12:10 AM

this is a really beautiful little box, the combo’s of wood are really good together, i dont see the crac k your talking about , so it looks good from here…which is several thousand miles, so maybe that is why i cant see it….but over all its a really nice box, i thought you were banned from box making…lol…...maybe your significant other has not seen your latest project…maybe you called this a chest or a bowl…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 12:58 AM

Some More expensive wood?? With defects. They must have seen this country boy coming with money in hand!! the design is working in many different types of woods. I bought some Zebra wood recently for $12.00 a BF and thought I was splurging. I like the half lap joints in the lid, but I think I will stay with mitered corners. Just easier for me.

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

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 02:30 AM

Andy, I believe you’re starting to show off ! ha, ha.

You’ve got “pretty” shooting out of that box about six different ways !

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 02:54 AM

Robert, My half lap method is easier for me than miters but the reason I went to these was Concern over wood movement from trapping these solid panels in my lids. The half laps should be MUCH stronger than miters. Right???

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

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 05:35 AM

Andy, I have no argument about half laps being stronger. I simply ‘hope’ the panel is too small for significant movement!! Time will tell. The half lap looks good, I’m too lazy to change.

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

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 12:12 PM

What crack, that’s a design element. This box looks great, and the finish is spot on, nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 01:33 PM

That’s a mighty fine box, as always, Andy. I like everything about it… What crack.. We are our worst judges

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 05-11-2012 03:08 PM

they’re all great, Andy!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#12 posted 05-12-2012 02:36 PM

This one is for wood lovers! Really nice.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 10-16-2013 11:46 PM

Another great box

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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