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Book Box - Red Oak with bamboo pin hinges

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Project by Patooie posted 05-18-2013 07:39 PM 1628 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this book style box for my 8 year old daughter. It’s red oak with 45 miters for the inside box. The hinges are bamboo skewers pinned inside each corner. It’s finished with a red mahogany stain. I’m still learning the ropes on getting good 45’s and built a sled for the TS to do this project that I’m sure I’ll get a lot more use out of. Also getting a good glue up is another skill I need some practice on. I’m pretty happy with the miters but joining the resulting mitered rectangle to the “book” cover left some gaps that I wasn’t too pleased with. Each project seems to teach a half dozen lessons, add one or two tools and/or jigs and build a bit more confidence.

I used a strong rare earth magnet for the catch. One lesson I learned is I used “gorilla glue” for the magnets and MAN that stuff bubbles out and expands 3x its volume and caused quite a mess that I had to clean up and still had some glue on the finish I couldn’t get out of the pores. I think I’ll try another glue next time, perhaps a 2part epoxy would have the strength without the explosive volume drama.

This was fun and my daughter loves it so mission accomplished in my “book”!





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staryder

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 08:49 PM

Nice project Thanks for sharing… I use them all the time in my Domino Boxes and I drill the holes just small enough to press them in without glue and have never had an issue with them, but in any event the Epoxy should work just fine….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 12:42 AM

That is a cool design! Not a big fan of that foaming glue either.

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

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 02:54 AM

Nice box. I use polyurethane glue quite a bit when gluing dissimilar materials and like it. Most of the time I use a low foaming formula—several manufacturers make low or no foam PU glues that give you all the advantages without the mess.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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Tim

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 09:55 AM

Nice book wait wait wait I mean box. :D

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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