Just for Fun... #11: Wrapping it up...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 01-08-2010 05:24 AM 1239 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Some Assembly Required... Part 11 of Just for Fun... series Part 12: Nothing much going on... might as well build a box... :) »

Not much left to go here! We left off with the box in my make-shift box vise, with the hinges glued in place…Enough for Today
I began yesterday by cutting and cleaning-up as many pegs as I’ll need to pin them on, in this case fourteen.Sandings Peg Edges
Then I’ll measure to set the Drill Stop depthMeasuring for setting Drill Stop
Setting the Drill Stop. I used a couple of spare boards to get close to the height, then fine-tuned by adjusting the drill in the chuck a little…Setting Drill Stop
I had pre-drilled these pilots slightly undersized to create less stress on these small parts. Doing one at a time, I’m re-boring the pilot, and into the boxRe-Boring holes to correct size
A spot of glue…A spot of Glue
And tap one in!!Tap 'em in!!
Repeat 13 more times…A small forest of pegs...
Then I just cut the excess off real quick with a coping saw, and file them flush and sand. I use the same box vice to hold it while I do this…After cutting and clean-up of excess
The last detail before finishing is to attach the knob, which was done in pretty much the same fashion…Knob attached in the same fashion
I went up to my Mom’s house last night for a sleep-over, and decided to take the show “on the road”, at least for the first coat of poly… Check it out, I was packing the things I’d need and wondered if the can of poly would fit inside the box…Taking it on the road
It fit with about a sixteenth of an inch to spare, what luck!!
Alas, this is another finished project, or will be very soon. Now I have to look for some more Fun!! As always, it’s fun sharing with all of you, hope you enjoyed it and maybe had some fun along with me… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 05:42 AM

Lookin’ good. Nothing wrong with that make shift vise. Probably works better in that application than a real deal. Glad you got it in !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 06:52 AM

Looks like you now know why you built the box! Thanks for sharing the story.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 06:53 AM

My luck would be the min wax fits in the box…..


spills all over before I get to where I am going!!!

Great looking hinges.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 07:11 AM

Excellent Mike… very well presented and Love the hinges…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 10:06 AM

Thanks for posting the progress & looks great. People like to see the finishing stages & now that you are done making sawdust it’s time to relax with the family while you sand in a coat & sand in another & sand with 320 & sand with 400 & sand with 600 & sand with, OUCH, OK kick me if I get obnoxious. While I sand a coat & sand another & sand with 2000….... till I watch them fall asleep!

-- $tudie

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 12:19 PM

Great job Mike (gotta love those Mikes) and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your hinge making method too. It is a very well organized and logical way to to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 12:58 PM

Excellent tutorial… your pictures speak a thousand words!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 03:54 PM

Thanks for posting great job.

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 05:32 PM

Mike, Great Tutorial!! Have you considered being a teacher?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 05:37 PM

Great job, thanks for taking us through your processes. You did an excellent job at teaching us.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 05:48 PM

well done , mike .

once again ,
clean ,
clear ,
and very informative !

will you make a box ,
for every can in the house ?(LOL) .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 06:49 PM

those are good looking hinges.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 07:08 PM

I enjoy following this project.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 07:36 PM

COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 01-09-2010 11:46 AM

Thank you, Everyone!
Bob K.: I thought of that! But seriously, there wasn’t enough room for the cap to open…With the rag I was using to apply the stuff in there too, it didn’t jostle around or rattle at all. I stood it on end, cap up, with a rubber band around it, and placed it all in a freezer bag. It was good to go!
Lew: A teacher?! I don’t know about that!
Patron: Now there’s an idea! Every can with it’s own box… That will keep me busy for a while!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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