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    One more Curlie Maple box

    and that is it for me Hope I am not boring you all but I just love curlie maple. This is a candy box for my youngest brother and wife. Top has walnut in the center. This is also my first box with hinges, those are a pain, need lots more practice to get them right.

    Thanks for looking

    Tom
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    Not boring at all! I like the curly maple, too.

    I really like the walnut accent piece in this one. It really sets off both itself, and the nice figuring in the maple.

    I know what you mean about hinges, too. I really hate to use them sometimes. You spend a lot of time and effort to make a nearly perfect box, then a minor misfit on the hinges messes it up - Arrgh! One thing I have learned, though is that the better quality (read: expensive) hinges - cast or forged, not stamped - are actually easier to fit than the cheaper ones.
    Jim D.
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    Beautiful Tom!



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    What is the finish? Exellent box. I am getting to make one out of curly maple w/maple top.

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    Thanks for the nice comments Jim, yes these are the cheeper stamped hinges, big hassel. I have made one more box (yes just one) for the LOML that I am using solid brass jewlery box hinges (lots more $$$) but I think as you said they sholud be easier to work with. Will post soon. Its more of a mission design and so far I really like it (She does ). Al, the finish is 2 coats of tung oil finish with a coat of johnsons wax.

    Tom

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    Feel the same as you do about hinges Tom, Nice box though
    Aloha,

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    That box is simply great Tom.
    I like very much, and the combination of to woods and the decorative use of the knot on the lid.
    Congratulations!! and please bore us more with curly maple things
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Thanks Royall, I'm sure hinges will come...eventually

    Toni, thanks also, only one more box to build, and that one will not be shown until after Jan 31 (box swap) I used my family to gift these first practice boxes, and now the FWW family gets the next one . I kept a few tricks up my sleeve not shown yet

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    Tom just love the curley Maple , good work........ Marshall........

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    Great work and wonderful contrast I love curly maple too.
    cheers

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