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Project by Tokolosi posted 808 days ago 1430 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was time to clean out the off-cut bin and this is the result. The box lid is a half lapped Bubinga frame with a section of Curly Maple set in dado’s. The lifter is Walnut. The box sides are mahogany with Oak corners. The hinges are Cherry set on Wenge blocks. Thats 7 different species ;-)

Its about 17” long, 6-1/2” wide and 5” deep. The pictures were taken after the initial coat of Danish oil. Once dry it will be sanded to 400 grit (220 now) and get a few layers of Poly.

My first time making wood hinges and really enjoyed the experience.

Thank you for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 808 days ago

Very nice!

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#2 posted 808 days ago

Very cool.

-- Power to the people.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 808 days ago

I like the wood choices. The corner detail looks very different but nice as well as strong. To me, the hinges look a little blocky for the length of the box. Maybe more pins? Of course, I have never made any. Overall a very nice use of 7 kinds of scrap.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 808 days ago

Great work, like the hinges.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 808 days ago

Very nice and a lot of different techniques involved. Love the hinges and although they may be a little blocky, they do bring your eyes to them. I really like the way you used the oak as the corners too. A very nice build and a great way to clean up some left-overs. Good job.

The box just screams…....”Pick me up! Open me!”

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

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#6 posted 808 days ago

A gr8 mix of woods. Like the wood hinges also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 808 days ago

You don’t see half lapped lid frames often but it works and I’m going to have to try it someday

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#8 posted 808 days ago

It is an unusual assembly of wood, design, and joinery. It really works.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 808 days ago

I really like the hinges – add a nice decorative touch to the top as well as being functional!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#10 posted 808 days ago

Great job, I like mixing a lot of wood species myself. It can get busy or disjointed but you did a fantastic job of bringing into into harmony.

The wooden hinges are a nice touch. I have said it about 1000 times, I really need to try that.

Thanks for sharing you cut offs with us.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 807 days ago

love the box. the hinges are very cool and I really like the contrast of the woods. i also liked your joinery for the box!

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#12 posted 807 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments. It means a lot coming from the likes of you. I see the things you create!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#13 posted 767 days ago

Looks great!!! I love the way the hinges sit on top of the lid insead of hiding the awesome workmenship you did on them! keep it up

-- Aaron form Fort Carson Colorado (or wherever Uncle Sam has me at the moment)

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#14 posted 600 days ago

very nice. I really want to try wooden hinges now.

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