Dovetailed box from Birdseye Maple, Sapele...and a couple leather shoestrings.

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dwminnich

Dave
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I couldn't find stop hinges that would work in the orientation I needed, so...shoestrings to the rescue! Open to ideas for other solutions I could've used. Chains I think would interfered with the closing of the lid. Thanks.
Very nice! Re: other options, why not barrel hinges? They would have required creating some relief, but would have created a virtual stop hinge effect. I've used them for good-sized jewelry boxes to good effect.

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DTBoss

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Dan
Very nice! Re: other options, why not barrel hinges? They would have required creating some relief, but would have created a virtual stop hinge effect. I've used them for good-sized jewelry boxes to good effect.

--dave
Hmm. I was worried that the top would not be thick enough for barrel hinges. I've always wanted to try them though! Would love to see what you made with them.
 
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dwminnich

Dave
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Hmm. I was worried that the top would not be thick enough for barrel hinges. I've always wanted to try them though! Would love to see what you made with them.
Here's a thread with one of them (https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48935).

And here're a couple pictures of another:


Both of these projects used mini barrel hinges like these: ; those are only 5mm in diameter, and can easily handle the weight of a jewelry box lid. I typically epoxy the hinges.

How thick is the lid on your box? Creating the relief that these hinges need would be a bit more complicated on a dovetailed box than on these examples of mine, but not much more so.
 

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DTBoss

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Dan
I'll bet those would work. I don't have the box in my possession any longer but I'd venture to guess the lid was just shy of a quarter inch. I'll give box hinges a try on a future project. Thanks. Beautiful box yourself, by the way!
 

dwminnich

Dave
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I'll bet those would work. I don't have the box in my possession any longer but I'd venture to guess the lid was just shy of a quarter inch. I'll give box hinges a try on a future project. Thanks. Beautiful box yourself, by the way!
Thanks. I've got five nieces, and my tradition is to make each a one-of-a-kind box for HS graduation. Those are two of the ones, so far.


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Jim M.

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Nicely done Dan, I like your choice of wood and how they contrast each other. Also I think the "cord" you used as stops add a unique look to the project.
 

Matt Furjanic

Matt
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Beautiful work there, Dan. Nice use of contrasting woods, great dovetails, and an excellent piece of highly populated birdseye!
 

Jim Wallace

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Beautiful work. The shoelaces look fine to me. I guess stop hinges of some kind might be more sophisticated. I've used fine brass chains (or one).
 

DTBoss

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Dan
Beautiful work. The shoelaces look fine to me. I guess stop hinges of some kind might be more sophisticated. I've used fine brass chains (or one).
Thanks. I need to plan for these things a bit further in advance! Might try chains on the next one.
 
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