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Thread: Sycamore and Cherry Box with dt's

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    Sycamore and Cherry Box with dt's

    I'm just about done with this box (sorry if you've already seen this ). The BLO dried and I sprayed it with lacquer on Monday. I also finished the dividers for my watch collection (the yellow faced one and the empty slot belong to my wife). I need to build a top tray yet for her earing's and misc. items. The bottom is lined with leather for a nice soft spot for the watches. Two of the watches are automatics and could use winders, but we wear our automatics more than anything else so I figured this would work fine. The wooden hinges are a little touch I added after deciding to do something different than the typical brass hinges. Overall, I'm very happy with how this little box turned out. Thanks for looking.
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    Jason,
    I love everything you do...this is another wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing.

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    handcuts-n-curly cherry ......nice!
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    Hi Jason,
    Glad to see you here. I like your stuff you make. Very nice. But it seems you have a little too much time on your hands . I really like them and the wood chioces seem to work nicely.
    Reg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Mitchell View Post
    Hi Jason,
    But it seems you have a little too much time on your hands.
    Just today, I promise.

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I got the idea for the box from an ad that I saw for Lie Nielsen and decided to practice my hand cut dt's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Tuinstra View Post
    ...I got the idea for the box from an ad that I saw for Lie Nielsen and decided to practice my hand cut dt's.
    From the looks of those pics, it doesn't seem like you need much more practice with your hand cut dovetails. Gorgeous work, Jason. I've missed seeing your stuff for quite a while. Thanks much for posting.
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    Beauful box Jason. I love those hinges. Care to elaborate on their construction ?

    Corey

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    Simple and elegant Jason. The DT really look tops as do the wood hinges. If you don't mind what method did you use to pin the hinge together?

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    Really nice, Jason. The DT's look fantastic, and that is the most unique wooden hinge design I've seen. I like it.

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    Jason, thanks so much for sharing this, what a great idea, and the results of you work are really something to be proud of!

    The hinges are WAY cool, did you use a wooden dowel or a steel pin for the hinge?

    I was going to ask you what kind of router jig you used, but I figured I'd get stuff thown at me

    So.......... handcut dovetails, pins or tails first?

    how do you find the BLO dries? I used it once on a few turnings and liked it, but off the lathe, I find that it takes weeks to dry, maybe the stuff I bought was old?

    Keep them coming, I very much enjoy this type of post!

    Cheers!
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