Spectacle case

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Project by Greenman posted 07-04-2013 01:13 PM 3013 views 39 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 07-04-2013 01:31 PM

Fine workmanship, and your right the wood is superb.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 03:43 PM

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

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#3 posted 07-04-2013 03:46 PM

How did you make the hinge?

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#4 posted 07-04-2013 04:52 PM

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 07-04-2013 07:40 PM

Very cool, thanks for sharing !!!

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#6 posted 07-04-2013 09:21 PM

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 07-04-2013 10:36 PM

Very cool idea and looks great….well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 12:12 AM

thanks for the ideas! Excellent workmanship.

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#9 posted 07-05-2013 12:23 AM

something only a woodworker has.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 01:23 AM

Very cool

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#11 posted 07-05-2013 01:56 AM

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

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 07-05-2013 04:55 AM

very cleaver , its a spectacular build for a Spectacle case

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#13 posted 07-05-2013 11:03 AM

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 07-05-2013 05:24 PM

That is very slick…great idea!

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#15 posted 07-08-2013 02:53 PM

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

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