Prehistoric Bible Box

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Project by AEdad posted 285 days ago 1024 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to build a box for our family bible for quite some time but have been lacking the inspiration. Eventually the creative juices started flowing again and this is the results. The lid of the box and feet are made from Mammoth Kauri (what better for a bible box than an ancient wood), the sides are walnut and the hinges are rosewood. I finished the box with Danish oil and spray lacquer. It was a lot of fun to create and like most projects I learned quite a bit in the journey.

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#1 posted 285 days ago

VERY nice!

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#2 posted 285 days ago

Very nice box, simple design and beautifully made, I like the feet, very nice touch….well done.

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#3 posted 285 days ago

Vey nicely done—I particulary like your hinges and the simple design on the top.

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#4 posted 285 days ago

Beautiful work on this

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#5 posted 284 days ago

That is a very nice box. I used the kauri wood once for drawer pulls and it has a nice warm glow when finished. A very appropriate wood for your project.

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#6 posted 284 days ago

Very good. I like the clean simple lines. Nice the way the handle and hinges complement each other. I could not see the hinges very well so checked out your projects. Can see your improving very fast. Keep it up.

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#7 posted 284 days ago

That’s a nicely crafted box. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 281 days ago

Beautiful box! Great design, like the hinges and the legs. A great home for your family bible. Great job!

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#9 posted 280 days ago

Nice design, nicely done. I’m intrigued by the hinges – can you tell me anything about how you made them?

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