Spalted maple + walnut clasp/hinges


Spalted maple with hand-crafted walnut clasp and hinges. The box measures 6” x 5” x 2” and the hinges are 1 1/2” x 1” x 3/16” and the clasp is 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Time in the hinges and clasp is about 3 1/2 hours and it was tedious at best. Finished it with 3 coats of wax, wet sanded each one and then buffed it. Have partially finished the inside and may leave as is. Will have to see. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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Nice box.
I like the hinges and clasp.

You did really well.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Very nice. How does the clasp work?

Losing fingers since 1969

Looks really nice! Love the look of that spalted maple!

very nice piece of work. Spalted maple is just so incredibly perfect.


Very nice box, the walnut looks great with the spalted maple

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

All in all a very beautiful box.

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Nicely done and I just look at the beautiful lumber you have available sure makes for some nice and interesting looking projects .


Very attractive box Jay,great job

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