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Cufflink Box

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Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 08 Jun 2018, 23:39

I made this a while ago using the last fragments of my 'waterfall elm'. It's a small cufflink box to hold a half dozen pairs:

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Construction is fairly conventional, being through dovetails with a large centre pin where the lid was sawn off on the bandsaw. There's also a solid 8mm top panel and the base is veneered in the same elm; no handle has been fitted but instead a small chamfer has been worked onto the front edge:

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The lining was made from a small part of my stash of Bog Oak, 5300yo and was particularly irksome to make as the internal sections had to be cross-halved, then inserted from the underside into the housings in the side linings.

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Hinges were from Ian Hawthorne and proved quite tricky to fit as the box sides are 12mm thick and the hinges are 8mm..not a lot of material to play with:

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Finish is a couple of coats of satin Osmo PolyX with some Swedish beeswax over the top - Rob
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby fiveeyes » 09 Jun 2018, 01:35

That is really nice! :text-bravo:
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Rod » 09 Jun 2018, 01:39

Yes very nice, I like the wood

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 09 Jun 2018, 08:39

Oops :oops: just realised I've already posted this in the 'General' section. Senior moment :D - Rob
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Rod » 09 Jun 2018, 09:55

I thought I’d seen it before but then I thought this was another one
What’s with the Swedish wax?

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 09 Jun 2018, 10:04

Rod wrote:What’s with the Swedish wax?

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This stuff. Incredibly expensive :cry: but a little goes a long way. Nice to use though and SWIMBO treats me occasionally - Rob
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Rod » 09 Jun 2018, 11:19

That’s on a par with Alfie Shine - £9.50 for a tiny tin.
Got good reviews though.

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 09 Jun 2018, 16:48

Rod wrote:That’s on a par with Alfie Shine - £9.50 for a tiny tin.
Got good reviews though.

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Andyp » 11 Jun 2018, 09:46

You just re-posted that to get into the Old Oak club. :) :)

Still cant understand why anyone would wear cufflinks these days.
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Rod » 11 Jun 2018, 10:23

I go to a couple of black tie dinners a year and my dress shirts require them.

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 11 Jun 2018, 13:21

Andyp wrote:
Still cant understand why anyone would wear cufflinks these days.

Agreed, but very occasionally I go 'suited n'booted' and get out one of my double cuffed shirts where a set of links looks proper. Quite often you see folk on the telly who wear a suit with shirt button cuffs which looks hideous...BoJo being a prime example. Trump, for all his faults manages to look respectable with his cufflinked shirts, despite wearing his tie about 150mm too long, but at least he knows how to do a decent Windsor knot - Rob
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby timothyedoran » 11 Jun 2018, 20:58

Beautiful box. I particularly like that you have aligned the screws all the same way.

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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby DaveL » 13 Jun 2018, 23:43

Andyp wrote:You just re-posted that to get into the Old Oak club. :) :)

Still cant understand why anyone would wear cufflinks these days.
Any time I wear a shirt that can take cufflinks, I wear cufflinks, I have lots of them.
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Woodbloke » 14 Jun 2018, 17:38

DaveL wrote:Any time I wear a shirt that can take cufflinks, I wear cufflinks, I have lots of them.


I always roll single cuff shirts sleeves up to the elbow, regardless if I'm wearing a pully or jacket - Rob
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Andyp » 14 Jun 2018, 19:35

Guess I am just not hip enough to own cufflinks.
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Re: Cufflink Box

Postby Phil » 15 Jun 2018, 07:15

Woodbloke wrote:
DaveL wrote:Any time I wear a shirt that can take cufflinks, I wear cufflinks, I have lots of them.


I always roll single cuff shirts sleeves up to the elbow, regardless if I'm wearing a pully or jacket - Rob



I just went the route of buying short sleeve shirts for summer and winter for work.Then we could wear golf shirts. :D


BTW nice box, good work.
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