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Project by CalgaryBill posted 10-23-2013 03:00 PM 2703 views 55 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call these my “Flip Top” boxes. They’re based on an idea I saw in an old woodworking magazine from about 20 years ago. The tray rests on dividers that are in the bottom of the box and the two lid pieces rest on the tray when they’re closed. They are hinged with 1/8” brass rods. The one in the second and third photos is made of Goncalo Alves with a Calico Hickory lid. The one in photos four and five is white oak and the lid is a another piece of oak I was saving for a special project. The last photo is one made of Quilted Maple with a Calico Hickory lid.

-- Calgary Bill





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mariva57

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 03:40 PM

Boxes very nice, compliments. Can you give me the dimensions, thank you.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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stefang

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 03:47 PM

Great looking boxes and a little different too. You also did a very good job on the interiors.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 03:49 PM

These are totally unique ,very nice work.

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 03:59 PM

Very snazzy, haven’t seen anything exactly like them.

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 04:10 PM

Those are very nice. I like your treatment of the interior.

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 04:42 PM

A very nice batch of boxes and beautiful wood…I also like the flip top lids they look great…great job.

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

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RogerBean

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#7 posted 10-23-2013 04:43 PM

Nicely detailed little boxes. I like ‘em.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Nindwood

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#8 posted 10-23-2013 05:28 PM

Great looking boxes Bill. What fun.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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exit116

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 05:55 PM

thanks for posting, I like the flip open style and how it looks more, well it just looks right. I need to move away from hinges.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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shopdog

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#10 posted 10-23-2013 06:15 PM

Really, really nice.
I think we’ll be seeing some more of these from other lumberjocks.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 10-23-2013 06:46 PM

I like those.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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webegone

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#12 posted 10-23-2013 07:08 PM

Really nice boxes…like everything about them, from the insides, the finger holes, choice of wood.
Nice

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lew

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#13 posted 10-23-2013 07:29 PM

Thanks for this post!
I have been struggling for an idea for the top of a box I am making for my chef’s knives. I think you have given me a plan!!
Thanks!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Andy

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#14 posted 10-23-2013 07:30 PM

Nice looking collection and a neat idea too.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#15 posted 10-23-2013 07:53 PM

That’s cool. Very small detailed boxes! I like them.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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