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Just for Fun... #19: Parting is such Sweet Sorrow...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 06-14-2010 04:28 AM 1125 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a whole fifteen minutes before the phone rang today and spent it parting the lid from the bottom of the latest box. I always get a sort of bittersweet feeling when I do that… It’s the “Last Act” of the making process. After that comes the Assembly Phase, with a lot more work to be sure, but all the fun of making the parts gone…
Alas and woe is me…
I guess I better hurry up and finish this thing so I can start another!!! :)
But, I’ve got a very important decision to make, and I could use some help…
Should the hinges go this way A)?Choice A (for hinge placement)
Or should they go this way B)?Choice B
I’m leaning one of the ways… I think… Because when I flip them around to look at them the other way, they look alright that way too…
What do all you fine folks think?

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



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lew

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 04:35 AM

Mike

It’s just me, but I like “B”.

Lew

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

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kolwdwrkr

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 04:36 AM

very cool hinges. I like B

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levan

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 04:54 AM

like them both kinda lean toward a

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 04:56 AM

Cool job . I like “B”

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 04:59 AM

“B” just seems to give it more symmetry, but hell, I wish I could do either one.
Your boxes are cool, but your hinges are the coolest Mike!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 05:19 AM

I like B

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 05:38 AM

B for me…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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nmkidd

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 05:38 AM

Mike…....definitely “b” ..........my first choice….....but my eye for things are sometime a little skewed…..however…..
the LOL also likes “b” so…....maybe I got something right for once!!!!

actually…both look good ….......but “b” focuses your attention toward the box

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Canadian Woodworks

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 05:59 AM

B

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davidroberts

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 06:10 AM

For my eye, B has a certain pleasing symmetry. Good Job. Great Hinges.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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studie

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 06:42 AM

Sorry but I like #3 the best. I think you should start all over & send those hinges to me to give you a UL rating. But I like #2 better as they seem to be dancing together rather than apart. Way cool either way!

-- $tudie

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 07:25 AM

A, of course. But move them in half a hinge width :-)

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

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David Craig

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 08:34 AM

On first glance, B caught my eye. It seemed more natural to me. I didn’t even read the question at first, I just noticed which direction my eyes seem to gravitate towards.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 11:30 AM

A

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EGA

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#15 posted 06-14-2010 11:43 AM

Sir, always try and be original and most importantly, different from the rule of thumb..Either way would be fine with me, just appreciate the talent…Good job!! Semper Fi!!

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