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Box of Firsts (Wooden Hinges and All)

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Project by AEdad posted 628 days ago 1941 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being relatively new to woodworking, most of my projects have at least one first in them. However, this box was full of them. The box is made from cherry and walnut and finished with danish oil. I purchased a cutoff box online, so that I could experiment with different wood types and this box is made completely from those cutoffs. Now my list of firsts.

This project is the first…

... time I made a project from something other than pine or poplar.
... project I built for myself and not as a gift. (I deserve it!)
... time I’ve made hinges.
... time I used splines.

I’m sure there is more, just can’t think of them.





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 628 days ago

Looks like it came out wonderful AEdad. For a box of firsts it seems like you did very well. Congrats.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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bugz

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#2 posted 628 days ago

Great looking box, I really like the wood hinges and walnut inlaid in top. Keep them coming.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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BigJerryWayne

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#3 posted 628 days ago

Looks great. Lots of firsts in one project.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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BigAl98

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#4 posted 628 days ago

Good job! Note for future: I find that the splines look nicer if they are centered on the edge they reinforce. Just my 2cents..beautifull box and work!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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Monkman

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#5 posted 628 days ago

Very nice, especially the splines and the top design.

-- MonkeyMonk

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 628 days ago

Nice job, Looking good and always fun to try new things.

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

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Kevin

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#7 posted 628 days ago

Turned out great, good job.

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

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 628 days ago

Extra cool box very nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 628 days ago

Excellent!! Inlays, wooden hinges, splines and feet; now what else could you ask for?
Beautiful box.

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

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eddie

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#10 posted 628 days ago

box turned out great ,nice job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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MarkTheFiddler

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#11 posted 628 days ago

Really love that top! Nice job on the hinges!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Schwieb

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#12 posted 628 days ago

You’re well on your way to your next firsts. Really nice box and I agree that you should keep some of your firsts.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 628 days ago

Looks like you did a darn nice job. There’s a bunch more great projects in your future.

-- 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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Valk0001

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#14 posted 628 days ago

Nice job and congrats on the firsts of many to come

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Chris Speights

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#15 posted 628 days ago

That is a wonderful looking box!

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