"Flip Top" Boxes

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 273 days ago 2566 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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#1 posted 273 days ago

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

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#2 posted 273 days ago

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 273 days ago

These are totally unique ,very nice work.

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#4 posted 273 days ago

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

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#5 posted 273 days ago

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


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#6 posted 273 days ago

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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#7 posted 273 days ago

Nicely detailed little boxes. I like ‘em.

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

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#8 posted 273 days ago

Great looking boxes Bill. What fun.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#9 posted 273 days ago

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.

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#10 posted 273 days ago

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

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#11 posted 273 days ago

I like those.

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#12 posted 273 days ago

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

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#13 posted 273 days ago

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!!

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#14 posted 273 days ago

Nice looking collection and a neat idea too.

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#15 posted 273 days ago

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

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