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The Idea for the pattern came from a parquetry picture off google.
The box was built using the Easy Miter technique from BritBoxMaker: http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/17048 Thanks Martyn!

The glue up was a big concern since clamping would have been very difficult. I contemplate hot glue and a variety of instant glue. I discounted those for several reasons: price, vapor, sticking fingers etc… I settled on hide glue after reading Paul’s blog on hide glue: https://woodworkingweb.com/entries/156-myths-facts-and-videos
Paul was helpful in answering my questions. Thanks Paul!

The glue up was tiring to say the least.

My blog on the construction is here: https://woodworkingweb.com/entries/217-making-the-fence
Pictures:

1- Finished box
2- Folded box with the lid un-cut
3- Pattern sanded and finished
4- pattern router and ready to be folded
5- Box with lid and liner. Could not find a color close enough to padauck
6- basic piece

Wood (all from left overs):

-Douglas fir from 2×4
-Walnut
-cherry
-Padauck

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Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Ellen ...

Wow… now that’s a box! I’m very interested in making it a “winter project”. Your tutorial is great as well.
Ellen

Brian ...

I love the Douglas fir as the background! Not only is it frugal, but the wide stripes in the grain really set off the other stuff. Excellent work and beautiful design.

shipwright ...

Well done Abbas.
You’ve done a fine job on the box and I’m sure Martyn would be proud.
I’m also happy to see another woodworker discover the advantages of HHG.

SYPUCK ...

That is very well done and very unique. You do nice work.

lanwater ...

Thanks Ellen.

Thanks Brian. Douglas fir has some character. I still have some I got from the demolished mezzanine from work.

Thanks Paul! I am still practicing HHG on longer pieces. My brush is not adequate I need a better one.

lanwater ...

Thanks Sypuck.

shipwright ...

Try these ones Abbas. I really like them for all but the small jobs that require smaller brushes.
For smaller jobs I use a set of cheap long handled round brushes from Michael’s. There are ten brushes in a pack, two of each of five sizes.

lanwater ...

Thanks Paul.
I will order a couple to try.

It happens that Michael is one block away from the office. I will walk there and check what brushes they have.

lightweightladylefty ...

I love your pattern design. This turned out great!

L/W

lanwater ...

Thanks L/w

Britboxmaker ...

Nice one, Abbas. Interesting pattern and well made.
I’m glad to see the EZ Mitre technique is working well for you

lanwater ...

Thanks Martyn.
I will go for the shell box style from now on.

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

that is a very impressive pc of wood working

a1jim ...

Wow that’s so impressive and beautiful,amazing workmanship Abbas.

lanwater ...

Thanks Jim!

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