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10-17-2009 05:04 PM

Here is a wooden box I made with wooden hinges I designed and made it a while ago hope you like it.Alistair

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#1 posted 10-17-2009 05:07 PM

Very nice work, looks good

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 05:14 PM

beautiful . alistair .
very well done !

what kind of wood is that ,
looks like a cross between oak and alder ?

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 05:20 PM

Alistair first time I have seen a box with such massive wooden hinges. Which wood is used for such work. The box itself is so nice. A picture of open box would have been a good addotion. Hope to see more projects from you.

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 05:59 PM


Beautiful! Clever! Unique!

Just curious…
Did you drill the hole… then cut it out on a scroll saw?

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 06:02 PM

great hinge work … very nice

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 06:40 PM

i love it…

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 06:57 PM

The hinges are sapele and the box is light mahogony.Alistair

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#8 posted 10-17-2009 07:19 PM

Very handsome box, Alistair!! I like the contrasting, sturdy looking hinges! Nice base too… Could you have made those box joints any more precise? Those are perfect!! Great build all around, my Friend!!

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 07:43 PM

Fantastic Looking Box, Alistair!!

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#10 posted 10-17-2009 09:26 PM

super work Alistair looks cool

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#11 posted 10-17-2009 10:54 PM


Can you tell us how you made those hinges?

Thank you very much…

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#12 posted 10-18-2009 02:06 AM

Alistair, why don’t you post this and your celtic cross in your projects section? Then they won’t get buried as these threads inevitably will as they get old.

And, the box joints look good with the darker end grain.

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#13 posted 10-18-2009 06:47 AM

That’s just beautiful Alistair!

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#14 posted 10-18-2009 05:54 PM

very nicely done Alistair

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#15 posted 10-18-2009 06:36 PM

Beautiful Alistair. I love the whole thing. Those hinges really set it off. Mike

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