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Project by Nindwood posted 12-10-2013 02:05 AM 1349 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to make a couple of dozen gifts each year for my family and friends and a couple of years ago I made these boxes. What fun box making is. Mostly cedar and Jatoba but the three special ones were some old wormy oak and walnut that I found. The hinge pin is just copper wire.

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





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#1 posted 12-10-2013 10:31 AM

Really cool work. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 12:52 PM

Nice work.
I really do like making boxes for gifts as well.

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 06:42 PM

Very nice.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 11:51 PM

very cool presents..How do you create the radius on the inside of the lid ?

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 12:19 AM

@widdle my favorite tool. The bandsaw makes the radius. It is a bandsaw box with alternate wood for the ends. The biggest challenge is drilling the hinges in line. A simple drill press fence with some index marks helps.

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

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 06:24 PM

Thanks..Soo you have the lids on edge ? Similar to a resaw cut ?

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 06:34 PM

Do you glue the pin to the lid or to the end of the box ? never understood that..

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 06:44 PM

@widdle yes, the lids and bottoms are one solid block on edge thru the bandsaw. No glue on the hinge pins. With some experimenting I found a nice friction fit. They go about half an inch into the lid and the outside sands nice. If you look close at the one oak one in the pic of 3, you will see that I used the ” insides” to make some nice stacking trays.

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

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 09:23 PM

Ok..Think i got it..Appreciate it..

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 04:32 AM

You have some lucky family and friends getting those boxes

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