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

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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 1506 days ago

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 1506 days ago

very cool hinges. I like B

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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levan

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#3 posted 1506 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1506 days ago

Cool job . I like “B”

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1506 days ago

“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!

-- Having fun...Eric

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 1506 days ago

I like B

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Box

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#7 posted 1506 days ago

B for me…

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nmkidd

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#8 posted 1506 days ago

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 1506 days ago

B

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davidroberts

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#10 posted 1506 days ago

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 1506 days ago

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 1506 days ago

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 1506 days ago

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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Loucarb

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#14 posted 1506 days ago

A

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EGA

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#15 posted 1506 days ago

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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