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    box for a bible

    A friends Grandmother passed awhile back. She asked me if I would make her a box to keep her bible in. The panel is spalted maple the box is qs red oak and the made by me hinges are zirocote. They are the first hinges I've made.

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    That's beautiful John, surely to be cherished... Well done!
    Great looking hinges too!!!
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    Well done - a nice memento to be appreciated for years
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    Great job and perfect hinges for it.
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    WOW That's a beauty John Well done
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    Wonderfully done, John.
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    Beautiful...something that will always be cherished.

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    Very nice. Classic look for the intended purpose.

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    great job on the hinges john.. nice gtr sawn too
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    Beautiful box John. You did a fantastic job on the whole thing, really nice job on the hinders.

    I might suggest getting a piece of low acid paper or (? anyone have other ideas? Felt maybe?) and lining the bottom so there is no chance of the finish interacting with the bible (probably leather).

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