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Project by jacob34 posted 11-09-2012 04:40 PM 1273 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is not actually done, I did not have the hinges I wanted so I used these. I really enjoyed doing this as it is my first project done out of something not pine. I still have a long way to go on my boxes and the hinges well make the top not fit properly but the overall effect is what I was looking for and will find some nice brass hinges for it soon. The sides are curly maple and the top and bottom are purple heart I couldn’t resit a little homage or tribute to my old friend pine though and put a strip of pine inlaid around the top and bottom of the sides. I know I know but I couldn’t help myself. All in all I learned and enjoyed so I am happy.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log





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Don W

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 04:52 PM

It looks great Jacob.

tribute to my old friend pine
I like that :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jacob34

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 05:21 PM

Thanks don, it is no where close to what most of you guys put on here but I am learning. I have since I started used pine mostly because of cost some because I can’t justify buying higher quality and figured wood at the skill level I am at. I feel like it is an old friend. Although this project has made me want to get different lumber and try new things.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 05:32 PM

Nice project

-- Bud, North Carolina

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#4 posted 11-09-2012 06:46 PM

Well done. We all stray from pine at some point.

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

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#5 posted 11-09-2012 07:21 PM

Good start here. Use the best wood you can afford. It only enhances your projects. It also makes me think about exactly how to cut with precision and minimal waste. There’s a neat little trick for hinge installation using a setup story stick. It looks like you might have used it. Overall good job and keep at it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 11-09-2012 08:49 PM

Jacob, remember “it’s the journey, ... not the destination. You are well on your way in that journey.
Good wood chioces to show off natures creativeness and your growing skill.
nice looking box, any plans for it yet??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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jacob34

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#7 posted 11-09-2012 08:53 PM

Grumpymike I was going to give it to my mother inn law, that ultimately was the plan when I started. I don’t know I always give them to my wife and let her decide as well I see mostly the flaws and would hide it in my shop.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 02:25 AM

I think alot of us started with pine, I did. You have a very good start, your off too all the joys of box making. Where it seems there is always something new to learn.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 11-10-2012 04:31 AM

Very nice box. Most of the years I’ve spent woodworking, I used pine. Cheaper. I graduated to oak, & spent a lot of years using only oak. Now I am using a lot of Maple & Mahogany, small projects, mostly frames. It’s just a joy to use better wood. It’s just so expensive.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 06:49 AM

Jacob,

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 11-11-2012 06:50 AM

Jacob, you are really coming along on your boxes. I really like this one. You might take a look at this blog for hing installation suggestions. Piano hinges are quick, sturdy, cheap and can be custom fitted to any sized box. I especially like the finger lift design you used on this box. I’d say you are learning by leaps and bounds. I am eager to see what you do next. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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jacob34

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#12 posted 11-11-2012 05:14 PM

Boxguy that blog is very helpful on more than hinges thank you. It means a lot to see you say that I am improving thank you again.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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