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Project by gfadvm posted 06-21-2012 01:01 AM 1983 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 4 corner waste pieces of sycamore from the EZ Mitre box drove me crazy. I put them in the burn pile, took them out, put them back….. Until I decided to design a box around them and quit worrying about wasting materiel. Box is Jatoba with sycamore splines and 4×4 sycamore panels. Shipwright hinge of sycamore (1/4” thick). Tung Oil Finish and wax. Dimensions: 12×7x4 1/2”. Sycamore makes good materiel for these hinges as it doesn’t tend to tear out and it’s stringy texture makes it stronger than I would think.

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





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 01:04 AM

Nice job. I don’t know if I could ever do it that well.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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grizzman

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 01:38 AM

i really like the lid on this one Andy…and i really like the joinery your using on the top as well, it looks real sharp..im going to be starting my own box now, ive got a young man who doesnt know its coming, and im real excited to finally do a box, its been awhile..and my ears are itching..maybe from when my dad boxed em…..lol…oh bad joke…grizz

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 02:04 AM

Another beautiful piece. I don’t have sycamore. Not sure how it works, but it is very pretty.

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

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rance

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 02:17 AM

Yeah, I couldn’t throw that away either. Another nice one. What are you using for the bottom? It almost looks like Luan.

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

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shipwright

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 02:34 AM

Every one sweeter than the last Andy. How long can you keep this up? :-)

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

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eddie

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 03:01 AM

Andy those finishes are getting better and better .you have goten good at these .it a beautuful box

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 03:13 AM

Rance- Yep, its luan but I thought it needed to be darker colored so I applied some Wood Sheen Rosewood which made it purple. Not the look I was going for! Thanks for pointing this out. You are a real friend! LOL eddie-Jatoba almost finishes itself. It will shine at 180 grit and always has a touchable feel regardless of the finish used. Grizz- Joinery on the top is half laps cut with a rip blade and shop made tenoning jig. Thanks all for the kind words. No one mentioned the hinge (and it was my favorite part!).

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 03:18 AM

Real nice Andy…scraps ar definitely hard to get rid of…kind of like seeing an old friend move away. You do those scraps justice. My scrap pile keeps getting larger and the pieces i save keep getting smaller.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 03:24 AM

Greg- I would love to raid your scrap pile. Let me know when you run out of storage for it!

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

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patron

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#10 posted 06-21-2012 03:34 AM

you took the words
right out of my mouth andy

the hinge is my favorite part

your work is always rising
as paul said

just curious

are the horses getting jealous
from this new love you have

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 03:38 AM

David- I think the horses are enjoying the vacation. They’re getting fatter than town dogs since I quit riding.

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

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ShopTinker

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 05:22 AM

Another beautiful box. It’s amazing how you keep coming up with these new designs and great wood combinations. One beautiful and unique box after another.

I think the Box Makers Club should elect you as their President/Chair/Leader!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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rance

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 05:28 AM

The Luan I get(out of a dumpster) doesn’t always look as good as yours. I still use it though. I may start tweaking it like you have.

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

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 10:51 AM

Well done the hindge and splines really make this pop. Great work.

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

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grizzman

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#15 posted 06-21-2012 11:58 AM

maybe im getting this wrong, not sure, but andy are you starting a box luan club…:0 :> :;.............[:}

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

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