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Project by Tokolosi posted 03-25-2013 09:38 PM 1402 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a practice project for me. My second try at the drop in lid with pin hinge and also tested out my home made tablesaw finger joint jig again. Its going to need adjustment but Im happy with the results. Also used the oppurtunity to put some color variations to the test.

All the boxes are approx 12” long, 5” wide and 4” high.
Maple and bubinga, mahogany and bubinga and maple and walnut. Finished with Tung oil.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 10:11 PM

Sure looks like a successful practice project…those are some very nice looking boxes…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 11:58 PM

lookin good!!!

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 12:48 AM

Those are all very nice! 1/8” box joints are cool looking but seem to be harder to get perfect than 1/4” ones. Like the way you did the lifts.

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 12:51 AM

Mighty fine, mighty fine

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 02:56 AM

Awesome job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 04:09 AM

I love ‘Em Great work!!!

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 02:42 PM

Very nice
I believe they are addictive.
Jamie

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 04:29 PM

They look really good. Are you pleased overall with the outcome?

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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gsuing

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 05:28 PM

Nice job, can you describe how you hinged the lid?

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Tokolosi

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 05:37 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

@ Greg & thejosh: Yes Im very happy with the outcome.

@ gfadvm: I think I need to make a 1/4” jig. You are right. even if they are just a little off they are tough to align. Luckily I have a big mallet.

@ Jamie: Yup. The next batch are being planned.

@ gsuing: I cut the lid to fit the opening then round off the hinge side using a round-over bit on my router. I then drill 1/4” deep holes in the corresponding sides of the box and in the sides of the lid. I just use cut of nails as the pins. Tricky thing is that the lid has to go in during the glue-up. Hope this helps.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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