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Project by Josh posted 03-18-2013 05:41 AM 2274 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…....I haven’t made nor posted anything new in a while. You know, school and work kinda take up a lotta my time. I am taking a humanities class this semester and it is really inspiring me to start creating again. God created me with a gift for being artistic and I have been neglecting that. I love Peter Lloyd’s boxes, too. I had never done wooden hinges until, well, tonight. This box is made of beetle kill pine and wall nut. All scrap and all awesome. It isn’t finished yet, and truthfully I don’t know how I’m gonna finish it yet. Maybe tongue oil?? It just feels sooo good to get back to being creative again! I feel like I can exhale now…...Oh, the alpaca? Yeah, not sure how he slipped in there either. Those sneaky alpacas!

Me (Josh)

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 08:59 AM

Very nice! You could keep your alpaca in it? LOL

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 09:05 AM

This will be beautiful finished. It’s good to keep the creative juices flowing.

The alpaca? A face only a mother could love.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 11:55 AM

Like this a lot. You did a great job on the hinges. They are really nice and I like the way you attached then too.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 12:08 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the comments. The alpaca is actually my brother, Jerry. He don’t say much.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 12:48 PM

Cool looking box, Josh. I’ve been wanting to make some hinges like these myself. I’d say you definitely need to continue to encourage that “creative” urge. Nice work. Oh, hello to Jerry; no response necessary:)

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 03:02 PM

Great box. Its wonderful when we can let the wood speak for itself. The live edge Walnut top and wood hinges are perfect. making each hinge a slightly different was a nice touch that fit in well with the top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 03:11 PM

I love that live edge. And before I read your description I thought the little thumbnail pic was a HAMPSTER! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 04:10 PM

Great looking box Josh. Are you sure that Alpaca isn’t a woodworker?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 06:43 PM

The alpaca had no part in the making of this box and no alpacas were hurt during the making of this box. Thanks everyone for the comments and compliments. It makes me happy that you can all laugh at my goofy ways. Sometimes I can’t help myself.
The hinges had very different contours when I began the making of the box. They were more art nouveau than anything; all curvy and stuff. They were too whimsical and not masculine enough. So, i just chopped them ip a lil bit ans voila. I actually made them first before anything else. I knew I wanted that top though. It was scrap at work but I knew it was a diamond in the rough.
My wife just texted me and said, ” the box is way cool.” :)

Jerry says hi to everyone. He is not a woodworker. He likes to crochet beanies from his fur.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 07:07 PM

You’ve obviously got a gift, and here’s a suggestion for the lid, if you’re looking for one:

If you built a border around the lid (including cornering off the live edge), then set it up to pour clear epoxy in that corner. It’ll protect the live edge, and give a clear window into the box. Add food coloring to the epoxy prior to pouring to really give it some color, if you want. You could even throw in some glitter or tiny mementos in the epoxy, to be preserved for a interesting conversation starter, or extra embellishment…

Well done!

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 02:52 AM

digging the hinges bro

-- -"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

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#12 posted 03-20-2013 04:42 AM

Windwalker, those are great ideas. The live edge does come to some very thin edges in spots on that lid. Would food coloring mix well with the epoxy? Im not going to try that on this lid but I do like the outside of the box (pun intended) thinking. Albeam? Thanks.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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