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Wooden-hinge box

Wooden-hinge box

For quite a while I've wanted to make a box with wooden hinges.  I reasearched various ways to make the hinges and the method I chose was to drill the hole for the pin first and then cut out the hinge shape using the scroll saw. This may not be the fastest way to do things but it worked well. Because the box is relatively small, about 4 inches long, I cut the rabbets on the lid panel using a hand plane instead of using the table saw. Preparing the panel took less time than I anticipated and, once again, hand tools allowed me to sneak up on the fit.

Maple Box

Although the body and the lid of this box are both hard maple, the figure and colour is quite different.  I have been looking at the piece that became the lid for quite some time, waiting for a project to properly show it off. The splines are walnut for contrast. Price $40.00

Jatoba and Maple Box

A friend was lucky enough to obtain some jatoba, also called Brazilian Cherry.  He offered me one of the boards and this is the first box I have made from it.  There will be at least one more. it is a gorgeous wood to work with a deep rich colour and for contrast I was able to find a piece of curly maple to use for the bottom. Price $60.00

Purpleheart and Cherry Box

Purpleheart is a difficult wood to work.  It is brittle, has large pores and leaves purple dust everywhere;  nonetheless, there is nothing like the surprise when I tell someone that the wood is not dyed: that's just the colour of it.  I have a friend who absolutely hates purpleheart.  As a result I have salvaged quite a bit from his 'burn bin.'  I'll be able to keep using it for boxes or accents for some time. Instead of using purpleheart for the lid I used it for the body of the box and chose cherry for the lid. Price $40.00

 

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Cherry and Walnut Box

I'm pleased with this box.  It was one of the first that I made using the table saw. I cut the stock to size, created the mitered corners, cut the slots for the splines and  cut the rabbet on the lid all with the table saw. Before this project the only thing I would use the table saw for was cross-cutting with a sled. Price $50.00

Red Oak and Walnut Box

I meant to make a series of boxes all the same, small and about 2 inches square. Because I found many other pieces of wood in different dimensions this is box is lonely at the moment.  I have never worked with red oak before and I was quite happy with the way this box turned out.  I've used mitered corners reinforced with walnut splines to match the lid. Price $30.00

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