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Box of Firsts (Wooden Hinges and All)

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Project by AEdad posted 11-30-2012 01:41 PM 2174 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 11-30-2012 02:10 PM

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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Bobsboxes

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 02:43 PM

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 11-30-2012 02:44 PM

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 11-30-2012 03:55 PM

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 11-30-2012 04:01 PM

Very nice, especially the splines and the top design.

-- MonkeyMonk

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 04:52 PM

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 11-30-2012 05:00 PM

Turned out great, good job.

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2012 05:27 PM

Extra cool box very nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 11-30-2012 09:01 PM

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 11-30-2012 09:15 PM

box turned out great ,nice job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 10:30 PM

Really love that top! Nice job on the hinges!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 01:09 AM

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 12-01-2012 03:15 AM

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.

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Valk0001

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#14 posted 12-01-2012 03:28 AM

Nice job and congrats on the firsts of many to come

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Chris Speights

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#15 posted 12-01-2012 03:34 AM

That is a wonderful looking box!

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