|Project by gfadvm||posted 03-29-2015 07:44 PM||4185 views||5 times favorited||65 comments|
Jerry’s “invisible hinge” blog intrigued me so I had to try a modified version with fewer segments. The “Chatoyance” box project likewise motivated me to try stain on elm. And I needed a home for the Judge so this resulted. Dimensions: 11 1/2×9 x 4”. Red elm sawed on my WoodMizer. Ipe lid lift from recycled flooring. Stained with MinWax Gunstock. Finished with shellac rubbed on. The bullet holder is unstained elm. Raised panel for top was done on the tablesaw. Dowel for hinge is elm (made on the router table).
The hinge was easier than I had feared. The stain experiment really highlighted the elm grain. And I’m happy with the Judge’s new home.
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