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Box for wedding with wooden hinges

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Project by LeChuck posted 02-23-2014 04:38 PM 2026 views 23 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks,

This is a box I made as a wedding gift for a good friend.

It is made of Goncalo Alves for the sides, with a 4 corner match and finger joints. There is also a strip of Mahogany. The lid insert is made of figured black Walnut as well as the wooden hinges and finger pull.

The finish is several coats of danish oil. It’s a bit hard to show on photos but it has a nice luster all over and the walnut figure looks very nice and shimmery.

The box is 11×7 inches, and I think it has a bit of an African feel.

Thanks for looking!

-- David - Tucson, AZ





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 04:47 PM

David, this is such a nice box. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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RogerBean

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 04:57 PM

Lovely indeed. Great use of very attractive wood. I really like the hinges. One of the best looking hinge designs I’ve seen. Well done!
Roger

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

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LeChuck

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 05:02 PM

Thanks!

The hinges are not what I had set out to do originally, but like mostly anything I build, they completely changed as I was making them…

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 05:56 PM

David,
Looking at this box again. Hope you’re going to be making some more!
Roger

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

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LeChuck

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 06:03 PM

Haha, thanks Roger :)

Yes, I will definitely be making more between pieces of furniture. While it can be tricky and fiddly, it requires a lot less material and so it’s a lot more affordable for me.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 06:21 PM

Very nice box and a beautiful wedding gift and beautiful wood, I really like the hinges you have done on the box not seen them like that before….great job and thanks for sharing.

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

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DanielP

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 06:51 PM

Unique and beautiful box!

-- Dan P.

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bugz

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 07:25 PM

Cool hinges, great looking box.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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SPalm

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 07:41 PM

What a wonderful box.
The box joints, the hinge, the woods chosen, the finish. All top notch.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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ptofimpact

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 08:05 PM

Wonderful work, beautiful box

-- Pete in NC

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madts

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 08:44 PM

Very beautiful.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#12 posted 02-23-2014 08:52 PM

Nicely done, the hinges are really cool. Great finish too!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Roger

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#13 posted 02-23-2014 10:25 PM

That is fine, fine, fine.. Really like the hinges also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ruddy

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#14 posted 02-23-2014 11:40 PM

A fine box. I like the finger joints and the wooden hinges are superb. Did you line the box?
The figured Walnut is exceptional.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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LeChuck

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#15 posted 02-24-2014 12:00 AM

Thanks Ruddy. It is not lined. I might try that on a future box. The bottom is Mahogany.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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