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Project by dustynewt posted 2141 days ago 2152 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a series of boxes I recently completed. The main body of each box is aspen inlaid with zebrawood banding and lid interior. I veneered the fronts and backs with some eucalyptus from the neighborhood trash piles. I finished them with shellac and wax.

They measure 2×2 x 2.25” with a 1.5” ring well.

This is the first time I have used these little barrel hinges. I like.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt





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jcees

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#1 posted 2141 days ago

Nicely done. Great use of scraps, I likey!

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Dominic Vanacora

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#2 posted 2141 days ago

I have been wanting to make ring boxes and sell them the the local store, is that what you are going to do. If so how much are you selling them for?
You have what appears to be a easy to make box but I know that it looks easier from here.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2141 days ago

Those are cool looking little boxes! Very nice design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 2141 days ago

Dominic- This was my first set of ring boxes and you are right, it looks like a simple design. It is. I wanted to do a set of boxes that I could sell on etsy.com for about $20.00 each.

I just get carried away with stuff sometimes. The lid interiors were initially going to just be the same satin material. That looked cheesy, so I made a jig to cut some 1.5” disks to inlay instead. The eucalyptus veneer was also an afterthought. the aspen was just too plain.

So, I have way too much time in these. But I’m having fun and have a mill job that pays the bills, so I’ll stick with the $20 price tag.

I’ll make it up down the road. The next set will go a lot quicker (if I don’t change stuff around again).

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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BarryW

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#5 posted 2141 days ago

tres bon….some people just use the ol’ jewelry store box which is like, well, no creativity….I like this…would have never thought of it….but then I have a marriage phobia…..and for good reasons.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2141 days ago

Great design, Scott. I like too (both the hinges and the whole package, especially the inlay touch). Keep us posted on the etsy.com exposure. I’d love to hook up with a private jeweler to make something on this order.

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

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 2141 days ago

Great looking ring boxes. You did a beautiful on them. Where can a person get these hinges. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 2141 days ago

If you are selling these I’d edit out the bit about the trash pile :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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dustynewt

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#9 posted 2141 days ago

Thank to all for your comments.

Tom- I got the hinges from Lee Valley. If I remember right they were about $4.00 for ten (five pairs). They have them in nickel or brass.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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Napaman

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#10 posted 2141 days ago

these are really nice! great idea!!! good luck with the venture!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 2141 days ago

really cute boxes and a great job with those itty bitty hinges

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 2141 days ago

Just delightful & well worth the price.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 2141 days ago

I hate those little hinges, I can never get em right, you did it perfectly. Beautiful little boxes. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Scott Bryan

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#14 posted 2137 days ago

These are gorgeous little boxes. You did an excellent job on both the construction and the “dumpster dive” as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Triman

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#15 posted 2081 days ago

I looked at Lee Valley, but wasn’t able to find those hinges. I think they’re just what I’m looking for (small, hidden, nickel). Do you happen to remember how they’re named/labeled at Lee valley?

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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