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Project by ruddy posted 07-29-2012 05:25 AM 1991 views 16 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another keepsake/document box where the hinges are inlaid flush. The box is from teak and the lid inset is a quilted ash veneer. The hinge pieces and all the accents are from some black acrylic pen blanks that I cut to the various sizes. It has a fine subtle white streak through the black acrylic that helps make the hinges unique.
I staggered the widths of the hinge leaves to give the visual incremental effect and kept that theme on the lid and the lift motif. The inlay strips on the lid are also from black acrylic.
The box and tray are lined with a suede pigskin and the box measures 358mm x 250 mm x 110 mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'





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Ian Hawthorne

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 05:46 AM

Nice very unusual!!

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 06:39 AM

Very unique box. The hinge and spline material really stands out. The hinges are amazing… I’m fond of the round bottoms of the slots, too (don’t think I’ve ever seen a round bottomed miter spline before).

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 07:24 AM

very nice

gotta love those hinges

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 09:37 AM

Nice one!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Roger

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 11:33 AM

Super nice. Really like those hinges

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 11:46 AM

Sweet design! I love it!! The hinges are outta sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MShort

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 02:07 PM

The box looks great. I like the inlaid hinge work that you have done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 07-29-2012 03:17 PM

Very nice! That is definitely a different look and material for the hinges.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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gbear

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 04:10 PM

Ruddy…this is a very striking box. You did an outstanding job from the choice of wood, the beautiful inlay and exotic hinges and the interior design and coverings. This is really a sweet piece. Way to go!!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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fernandoindia

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 04:27 PM

Great box Ruddy. A lot of work and details. The language of the hinges stand out

-- Back home. Fernando

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MonteCristo

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#11 posted 07-29-2012 05:58 PM

Another exquisite box ! Your attention to detail is amazing.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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kiefer

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#12 posted 07-29-2012 08:24 PM

Beautiful designed and crafted box .
The combination of design elements and materials compliment each other extremely well.
A sure favorite .

-- Kiefer 松

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shopmania

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#13 posted 07-29-2012 11:59 PM

Wow! Impressive work! Thanks for sharing!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Gary

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#14 posted 07-30-2012 12:33 AM

Man, that is one gorgeous box.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 07-30-2012 12:52 AM

Just what we have come to expect from you: an innovative design perfectly executed and flawlessly finished. The black acrylic with the swirl was a great addition that only you would have thought of. I still haven’t worked up the courage to try those hinges but I love em!

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

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