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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:07 pm 
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I have been wanting to make some keepsake boxes for some time now and finally found the time. I have made 13 all together and will be gifting them to family this Christmas. Here are a few of them. Finish is Oil and polly, velour fabric bottoms, brass pin hinges. Enjoy....

Walnut and maple
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Maple and wenge

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Lacewood Maple and walnut burrell

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Walnut and maple

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:41 am 
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Those are beyond description, DeWayne!

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DeWayne -

It's not clear from the photos how you managed the brass pin hinges. At the risk of revealing your magic, can you proved a few clues?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:05 pm 
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DennisS wrote:
DeWayne -

It's not clear from the photos how you managed the brass pin hinges. At the risk of revealing your magic, can you proved a few clues?

Hi Dennis, thank you. The brass pin hinges require very precise drilling and the lid and pins are set in place during the glueup. I made a simple mockup of the lid profile and box side to work out the hole lovations to find the proper pivot point so the lid clears the back of the box and comes to rest on the back when opened. One for seeable problem is that the hinges cant be repaird should something happen. The btass is stronger than the wood so I think it would take some serious abuse to break a lid off.

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Wow Dewayne! Those are beautiful! :thumbup: :thumbup:

I like the little legs too, that's awesome. :-D


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written in error


Last edited by RonTeti on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:13 pm 
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Thanks Dwayne,

Ah you shouldnt have, I guess I should send you my address huh? :>D

Very nice work buddy


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:39 pm 
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RonTeti wrote:
Thanks Dwayne,

Ah you shouldnt have, I guess I should send you my address huh? :>D

Very nice work buddy

Sure thing. I'll bet you're wanting to see all 13 so you can pick one. :wink:

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Dont forget the wife and kids to :>D


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Dewayne,
You always have done very clean nice work.
Love the little elegant legs !

Note to self: Dewayne is way ahead of you on Christmas gifts.

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Absolutely beautiful!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:47 pm 
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Thanks friends, :-D I made enough boxes for my wife, 3 kids, 2 nieces, 4 cousins, grandmother in law and a friend who gave me the walnut to make some of these boxes. I saved all my drawings, jigs and templates so I can do it again sometime. There's something about making these thats very satisfying to me.

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Dewayne,
I know exactly what you mean by making boxes is satisfying. Over the years, I've made close to 100 boxes and enjoyed doing every one of them.
Mine are all fairly simple and not nearly as detailed and complicated as your beautiful boxes but yet, I took great pride in building them and giving them away.

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just curious - how did you form the profile curve for the sides?


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drstrip wrote:
just curious - how did you form the profile curve for the sides?

Sorry, I haven't checked in to answer your question. I made the curved profile sides at the tablesaw. The work piece is run threw on edge with the blade tilted to the desired angle. Then lots od sanding to refine the shape.

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boxes are very nice, great detail...I've done pinned lids, measurements and practice is needed...


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