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A manly box made with Ipe.

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Project by DanielP posted 01-26-2014 08:33 PM 1778 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s how my wife describes it, as a “manly box” and maybe a little art deco. This one I put the lid on upside down. After great advise from LJ’s I went ahead and ground out the brass tube used for the pivot. Had it been a solid rod I couldn’t have done it. As it was I still cracked the lid a bit reefing it out, (Ipe is really strong!) but nothing that couldn’t be fixed as good as new.

2 9/16” x 5 5/8” x 7 7/8”

Thanks for looking!

-- Dan P.





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maplerock

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 08:41 PM

Really nice job. It looks great!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 08:54 PM

Looks good.
Roger

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 09:26 PM

looks great, nice work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 10:40 PM

Looks great and is probably darn strong

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

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josh

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 12:33 AM

yes!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 01:30 AM

I’ve always wanted to work with Ipe. I’ve read it machines like brass and has similar density! It must be a strong box indeed. It’s a great design that should last a generation or two. Nice job.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 01:36 AM

That turned out very well after the small lid mishap. Good save.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DanielP

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#8 posted 01-27-2014 01:59 AM

Thanks everyone, and Ipe really is a dense and strong wood. It didn’t seem to hard to work, other than it did a number on my sinuses.

-- Dan P.

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 06:16 AM

Didn’t know ipe could look so good. I got some to make pulleys but haven’t done much with it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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aussiedave

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 12:10 PM

Very nice box and pretty wood..you did a great job with this box Daniel…thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 01-27-2014 02:19 PM

Nice work Dan.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 01-27-2014 02:31 PM

It’s a beautiful design and very rich looking. Nice work and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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abie

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#13 posted 01-27-2014 03:01 PM

great looking box
I’ve worked with Ipe and I found that it does not hold well with regular titebond.
What did you use for glue?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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DanielP

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#14 posted 01-27-2014 05:14 PM

Abie, thanks for asking, I used Titebond III and wiped the joints with acetone pre-gluing. It’s not going anywhere other than my fireplace mantle so I will be the first to be disappointed should it not hold, but I think it will.

-- Dan P.

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NZPenfold

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#15 posted 01-27-2014 06:25 PM

Wow amazing work….how did you do the curved sides?

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