Spectacle case

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Project by Greenman posted 385 days ago 1952 views 34 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been on my to do list for a couple of years and I’m elated with the result.

The box is made from Huon pine and what I’m calling “Thai teak”. This beautiful two tone timber came from some offcuts from a construction site in Thailand from my holiday last year that I lugged back home and have been wondering what to use it for ever since, I didn’t even realise that it had these beautiful colours until I came to cut it.

It was a bit of challenge to line the case before putting it together but it all worked out well in the end.

The box is finished with only a couple of coats of wax which have really brought out the beautiful colours of the timbers.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#1 posted 385 days ago

Fine workmanship, and your right the wood is superb.

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#2 posted 385 days ago

Very nice work and a cool idea, Have a Happy Independence day.

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#3 posted 385 days ago

How did you make the hinge?

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#4 posted 385 days ago

Interesting idea. May have to give it a try.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 385 days ago

Very cool, thanks for sharing !!!

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#6 posted 385 days ago

That is sweet.
I love the hinge. I have been trying to think out one of these for years. I may just steal this.


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#7 posted 385 days ago

Very cool idea and looks great….well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 384 days ago

thanks for the ideas! Excellent workmanship.

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#9 posted 384 days ago

something only a woodworker has.

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#10 posted 384 days ago

Very cool

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#11 posted 384 days ago

Very nice…I like this! This is cheaper and easier than Soss hinges.

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#12 posted 384 days ago

very cleaver , its a spectacular build for a Spectacle case

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#13 posted 384 days ago

Very nice. That wood looks like what is known locally as ‘mai pradoo’, a good find from a construction sight.

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#14 posted 384 days ago

That is very slick…great idea!

-- Steve

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#15 posted 381 days ago

Great looking case, like the hinge and the slanting cut of the cover. The wood is really beautiful. Great job!

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