#27 little box with mechanism

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Project by cancharanay posted 09-04-2013 08:49 AM 1565 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this little box I did my “very” little attempt of veneering inlay (later, I put away of my attempts). The mechanism was also new, with a pivoting side that allows the lid to open with a little spring insert in the back of the lid. (buckle spring?). The main problem of this mechanism is that you need some space inside the box for the side to pivot. So, in case of box full, or, as in this attempt (I made a receed in the botom that make a top of the pivoting movement), with some little objects falling in the gap?

woods are cancharana (sides), paraiso (lid), lenga (bottom), nogal and sambuceiro (veneer inlay)

Thanks for your comments, and sorry by my English.

-- Cancharanay, Exaltación de la Cruz, Argentina

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 11:01 AM

That’s an interesting new twist to opening a box. I think you should keep working with it to see if you can make it better. Maybe only the top half of the front panel should swivel.
Nice work. I like it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 02:24 PM

Novel approach for an opener, and nice looking box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 04:52 PM

A very nice box, you did a great job…well done.

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

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 11:52 PM

I like the mechanism as well and I hope you can improve it. What do you think is wrong with the veneer? It looks nice. I think the lenga on the bottom is a bit too bright and cancharana would look better. That would bring your eye right to the lid details and not move to the bottom. I hope that makes sense. Don’t worry about your English, I think we understand what you mean.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 07:49 AM

thanks! I will continue working with this mechanism. Nothing wrong with veneer, I prefer to work with wood as a visiible structure than a coating? This is difficult to explain to me, even with the google translate help. An architectural student deformation. Nowadays I work with veneer but in other way, such stringing or banding.

-- Cancharanay, Exaltación de la Cruz, Argentina

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