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My First Hidden Hinge Bandsaw Box, False Bottom with a Twist literally! ya have to click to see

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Project by Blackie_ posted 654 days ago 8581 views 12 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another new design, I hand crafted this box Ladies Jewelry and or gentlemen’s box from spalted hackberry, this box offers hidden hinges, ( my first hidden hinge box) a pull out tray and a hidden compartment under the tray which is opened by way of a key, the lift out tray is the key. To open the false bottom door, The tray has embedded magnets on the under side and normally sits so that the magnets are facing the back of the box, the false bottom door magnets are also embedded in the wood on the bottom side which is facing the front of the box, once you lift out the tray then you spin it 180 degrees and place it back in the box, when you do that it lines the magnets up with each other allowing it to automatically latch onto the false bottom door then you lift out the tray it also lifts out the false bottom door by way of using rare earth magnets. It measures 8” W x 4” H x 4 ½” D

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 654 days ago

That’s such beautiful wood. You add that to your skill and designs, it makes for an awesome box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 654 days ago

Keep pushin the emvelope or should we say the box…lol! Like the continuity of the pattern. pretty subtle. nice piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Kevin

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#3 posted 654 days ago

Wow, great box. The spalted hackberry is amazing. Great design too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 654 days ago

OH WOW!!! What a nice looking box that is!!!! Nice work Blackie!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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patron

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#5 posted 654 days ago

great work
and beautiful wood

the tray ‘key’ is genius !

-- 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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#6 posted 654 days ago

That spalted wood is just beautiful and perfect for your bandsaw boxes. The secret tray and “key” arrangment is a clever innovation. Is the “hidden hinge” a pin that you plugged the drill hole so it’s hidden?

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

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 654 days ago

Randy, I really like what you did here. You continue to integrate new ideas into what you do. I really think you have nailed the magnet concept with the reversing tray. I like it better than the key concept. Great wood, innovative design, newly integrated concepts…what’s not to like about this.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 654 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great comments, glad you all liked the design and the wood, I have a huge stock pile of this spalted hackberry.

Andy yes to your question, I used 1/4” dowels but I also have 1/4” brass rod that I plan on using on future boxes, since this was my first I optioned for the wooden dowels to see how it was going to work, only with this design, mitered corners are out, I have to go with butt joints.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 654 days ago

Another beauty, Randy. Thanks for sharing!!.................Jim

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

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#10 posted 654 days ago

Handsome box !

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

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#11 posted 654 days ago

clever opening mechanism for the false bottom. I like it!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Valentin

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#12 posted 654 days ago

Incredibly beautiful! What did you use for finish?

-- Valentin

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 654 days ago

Valentin

I’ve found something that I like and seems to be working for me, I do one coat of Tung Oil with a wipe down let it dry, then 2 to 3 coats of Lacquer.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

#14 posted 654 days ago

Nice Job Blackie

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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Sodabowski

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#15 posted 653 days ago

I dunno, that wood doesn’t look decent for a girl’s jewelry IMO. The box is neat for sure, the hidden compartment is well thought, but I feel the wood you used for it too busy and manly…

I mean, girls are supposed to be sweet, warm, delicate, and made of harmonious curves, right? This doesn’t carry those feelings for me. Maybe the average girl in America is less of a princess than they are here in “ole’ Yurrop”?

I’m into that kind of trouble at the moment, I have two jewelry boxes to build for the end of the month and I have quite a hard time finding the proper wood to carry the feminity feelings along with the stuff that will be inside.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to be mean, just giving you a different PoV that what all our fellows above already said, the box is nice. I can look at this and think:” it’s a different approach, so why the heck not?” but still feel uncomfortable with the wood choice (I worked with spalted hackberry once, quite a PITA in my book BTW, so more power to you for making something good out of it).

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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