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Project by JoeyG posted 438 days ago 945 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box from Lacewood. I use Wenge for the miter keys. I didn’t want a handle to take away from the Lacewood, so I moved the hinge pins forward so that a gentle push on the back of the lid opens the box. Since this cut down on the available space inside the box, I felt it was important to have a removable tray. It’s made from Mahogany and Padauk.

Thanks for taking a look.

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 438 days ago

Wow wow wow! Why not a spring-loaded toggle retaining mechanism for the lid? You wouldn’t have lost any space that way.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 438 days ago

Very interesting design. Always like different ideas. Good job sir.

-- 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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#3 posted 438 days ago

Very beautiful.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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lanwater

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#4 posted 438 days ago

That’s a great box Joey.

A great combo you got there. The lacewood is striking.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 438 days ago

Nice work Joey. Love the lacewood and the walnut burl medallion! Very striking! Great idea and great skillmanship!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#6 posted 438 days ago

Very interesting Joey. I likes it

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 438 days ago

Finest kind there, Mr. G!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 438 days ago

Beautiful woods and your usual standard of excellence in the build. I wondered why the pivot pin was so far forward-now I understand. The tray is narrower than the box to allow the top to open behind it? That’s what it looks like in pic 6.

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

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woodworker59

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#9 posted 438 days ago

very nice, love the choice of wood.. great job… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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WoodenFrog

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#10 posted 438 days ago

Awesome Work Joey!! Just awesome! love the tray!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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JoeyG

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#11 posted 438 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Andy, I moved the hinge pins closer to the front that I normally do. I wanted the lid a little more balanced, so that it would open with a gentle push on the back of the lid. This made two things happen, first there was “less box” once the lid opened. It also causes the lid to come closer to the bottom of the box. To avoid a situation where something would get stuck and lock the lid closed I made the tray. Since it is smaller, I left the tray so that you can pull it out and dump out what ever it is you are trying to get out.

I hope this helps and isn’t as confusing as it seems. It’s been a long day of finish work and water changes on our fish tanks. Now it’s time for bed.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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