"Art Box" Tutorial #11: Butt or Barrel Hinges

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Blog entry by Andy posted 08-01-2009 03:38 PM 14483 reads 29 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Pin Hinges Part 11 of "Art Box" Tutorial series Part 12: Shaping »

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-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 04:10 PM

Have been following this tutorial and am very impressed. I love the way the top looks like wind blown sand.

Will be trying my hand at one of these soon.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 04:29 PM

Hey, that’s looking pretty GROOVY! :)



Thank you…

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 05:32 PM

it’s another beauty… thanks for the great tutorial ,very well done, i got a lot out of it.
i’m sorry to see it ending , maybe someday we can talk you into another on your art boards :0)

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 08:14 PM

Hey Andy a beautiful and special box

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 05:43 PM

wow thats looking great. Now I have to go back and see the previous blogs. Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 08-02-2009 11:20 PM

this one everything ! very nice

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 02:50 PM

Thank you all for taking time to comment.
@Scrappy-I was hoping that I could express that effect.Sand dunes,or the beach.Thanks.
@Whitedog-Perhaps I will if there is enough interest.It would be much faster to do than this one :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 03:07 AM

Great job,

Being new at this woodworking I realy realy appreciate you taking the time to show me how its done. I have leaned allot from the web site but your work is some of the best on here.

Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 06:33 AM

Nice looking shape to a standard box.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 01:22 PM

@CWDance-Thank you Terry,and i do hope to see your version someday.

@Innovator-I’m glad you like the shaping.Now I just need to finish it.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 03:51 AM

Wow! This step… “carving” the box… that puts a lot of art on top of the fine box-making craft… and I assume this is what you mean when you call it an “Art Box”. (IMHO, “shaping” doesn’t say enough… to say you ‘shaped the box’ just doesn’t evoke an image of the process you used or of the results you achieved.) I hope this comes across correctly, but I’d say that in this shaping/carving step, you took that ‘nice’ box and made it beautiful (and unique).


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 05:39 PM

Well Andy! l don’t know if this is the last step your going to show for these boxes. But l have to say the detail in these tutorials will allow me to build one, however l’m sure l’ll make some mistakes along the way but it’ll be worth it because l’ll also teach myself through these tutorials new methods that will become very handy on other projects. You should have been a tech teacher, l say this because l’m a Facility Maintenance Mechanic with a school board in Canada and l’ve received help from tech teachers in the past one of whom was a cabinetmaker for a sailboat manufacture. Great job! l look forward to seeing more tutorials , THANKS

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 07:23 PM

Thanks Spence, sorry for the late reply!

Clarkey, thats very nice of you to say so. I am only good at conveying info if its on a subject I am compassionate about, like this one.Thanks.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 02:39 AM

Andy, I have been making boxes for a few years. I have been wondering what to do to continue to change and grow.
Thanks for the inspiration and detailed discussion. My angle grinder had a Guard??

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#15 posted 03-25-2011 02:46 PM

Great job. Thanks for sharing. I think i will try one. First step is to get a moaning stool. I think will need one.

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