Just for Fun... #62: The Well-Traveled Project...

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« Part 61: Another Move... Part 62 of Just for Fun... series Part 63: A Tale of Two Hinges... »

Some of you might remember, that I had begun building another box while we were still living in Henniker…Cutting and Fitting top and bottom...

About a week before we moved, I spent a wonderful and quiet afternoon, hand fitting the raised panels to the sides…The Fun part...
Fitting the ends of the raised panel...

A fine “Blemish” appeared when I planed off the old stain. I liked it… and decided to use that as the top when I cut top from bottom…After parting top from bottom...

And then we did the moving thing to Concord, and all work stopped until last week, when I got the itch to make something again. I had an idea for some “simple” hinges for the box… 8 or 9 hours of work and they’re still not on the box, nor am I sure they’ll even work!!After cutting and cleaning the brass pins...

When I thought of telling the tale of this box it occurred to me also, that the sides had actually been re-sawn on the Band Saw, last Summer and in Manchester!!Another heart revealed...

It’s taking forever to do anything here, because of the complete lack of shop organization, lack of lighting, lack of proper electrical outlets… I was also, shall we say, unfocused and a bit discombobulated by all the moves! But these things are being addressed, one by one…
I’m wavering on the new shop’s name too, between “The Cavern” or “The Grotto”... :)
12 June 2012

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

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#1 posted 799 days ago

Definitely “The Grotto”!

I really like the way you kept the bottom/top thick and fitted them into the dados.

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

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#2 posted 799 days ago

If you move a little further west, I’ll fix your outlets Mike ;-)

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

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#3 posted 799 days ago

It’s coming along well Mike in spite of the shop’s drawbacks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 799 days ago

Take you time, Mike… it is the journey not the destination that is important.

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

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#5 posted 799 days ago

I love the look of those “simple” hinges Mike.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 799 days ago

It needs hard work.
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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 799 days ago


I’m sure you will work it out. :)

They will be amazing I also like the mark on the

top of the box, looks planned


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 799 days ago

That is very nice. The hinges are particularly fascinating. It is really something.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 799 days ago

Good progress , Mike Thanks for sharing. I like you natural hinges!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 799 days ago

Coming along gorgeously…keep creating my friend !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#11 posted 799 days ago

Beautiful hinges.
The Grotto no doubt!
If you move to Denmark I will fix your outlets – smiles.
Glad to see you are back in the woods.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 799 days ago

I too really like your hinges, as well as your top and bottom; they are very well thought out! Hang in there. Perseverance pays off in the end!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#13 posted 799 days ago

Beautiful build. Every project needs a story. You’ve got one going on this project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 798 days ago

Looks to be a fine box once complete.

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 798 days ago

Nice raised panels, and the box seems to be comming along at it’s own pace. As for light if you can paint the basement white that will help a lot. I bought the light bulb fixture that screws into the socet and allows for two light bulbs in each socket (49 cents each) that helps a lot. About a week ago I bought a 3 foot power strip with 8 plug ins for 30 bucks that securly screws into the studs so it is more like an outlet than a power strip. Good luck in your organizarional effort!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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