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Project by Arookar posted 05-20-2014 10:44 PM 1364 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two boxes I made for my niece and nephew. The first is made of qtr sawn sycamore with a cherry top and rosewood hinges. The second is Monterey Cypress with a eucalyptus top and rosewood hinges. The hinges are made from scrap about 1/4” or a little less in thickness. – I used a 3/16” brass rod, it’s inserted about 1/4” into the box side. Once I am sure it’s working smoothly, I cut it off close to the hinge and peen it till it’s flush. I guess you could say it might be driven into the box side enough to make it stay put. Finish is Danish Oil with one coat of wipe-on poly and rubbed down with orange oil/beeswax. Both are joined with a simple box joint, hand cut. I don’t know why but I just love the look of hand cut box joints.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)





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kdc68

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 12:59 AM

Beautiful boxes. Love the contrast in the choice of woods used and the box joints….Well done ! Your niece and nephew will love them !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 02:43 AM

Nice looking boxes

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 11:31 AM

Very nice box and beautiful woods and finish…I like the way you have done the hinge or pivot.
Great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 01:59 PM

Could you post a close-up of that hinge? I like the idea of using scrap hardwood instead of using store bought hinges.

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Arookar

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#5 posted 05-21-2014 04:10 PM

I put up a couple close-ups. The pin doesn’t need to go too deep into the box side. I typically drill the holes into the hinge piece on the drill press and then use that piece as a guide to keep the hole into the box squared up.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#6 posted 05-21-2014 06:38 PM

Thank you

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#7 posted 05-23-2014 06:35 PM

Very nice. What do you use for a pin and what keeps it in place?

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Arookar

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#8 posted 05-24-2014 06:13 AM

Richard- I edited the body of the post to give a bit more detail on the hinges. They are really simple and low tech- not much to describe. I hope I’ve answered everyone’s questions.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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