Box With Wooden Hinges
This box was made with my newly purchased Freud Box Joint Cutter Set recommended by several people on this site. I was blown away by how nice this set is. It cuts better than my $130 Woodworker II or my Ridged blades. I find myself wanting to keep making finger joints because of how nice this blade is.
I would like to know if anyone knows what kind of wood this is. It is very dense and heavy. It also polishes up very well. The only drawback is it seems to chip out easily.
This is the way it looks when finished with clear lacquer.
I don’t know what the body of the box is made out of either. The top is QS white oak and I fumed it to darken it up. Most of the wood I have is from a yard sale and I have no idea what most of it is. If someone wants to take a guess, please do.
I used bamboo skewers to attach the hinges. I had to make a jig to make sure the placement came out symmetrical the way I wanted.
This box turned out to be very masculine looking and it is one of my favorites so far this year. As most of my work, this has no particular purpose, I just started making cuts and this turned out.
All comments are welcome and appreciated.