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Another Hinge Experiment

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-04-2015 01:32 AM 2254 views 8 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this small piece of cottonwood burl staring at me ever since my buddy Robert Triplett sent it to me a LONG time ago. I decided to use it in my latest hinge experiment. This is a modification of Jerry’s hinge that he did a blog on. Box body is Jatoba with cottonwood burl panel in the lid. Dimensions: 9 1/2×5 1/2×3 1/2”. Finished with rubbed on shellac. The lift is a piece of live edge from the cottonwood burl.

Thanks to Robert, Jerry, and the rest of the LJ community who have taught me what little I know of woodworking/finishing.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Jerry

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 01:37 AM

Andy, that is just one of the most beautiful boxes I’ve ever seen, and nice work on the cove cut for the hinge, I noticed that you have absolutely NO gaposis between the lid and the box, THAT is hard to do. Congratulations on an exquisite and impeccable build.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Gary

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 01:38 AM

I like it, Andy. I’d like to try that hinge sometime. That burl is beautiful

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 01:40 AM

This looks great Andy. That burl panel looks like a piece of marble. Did you figure out a stop?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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longgone

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 01:48 AM

Absolutely awesomalistic Andy…Anytime you post a box it is a surefire winner. The wood, hinge and craftsmanship is excellent….

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 01:50 AM

Beautiful burl box….
Excellently executed experiment….

I likes!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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diverlloyd

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 01:52 AM

Buetifmus Andy buetifmus.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 01:58 AM

Jerry, The trick for no gaposis is to use a slightly undersized pin. Gives the hinge a little play but no gaps (and it opens!).

Bill, Still haven’t come up with a clean, unobtrusive stop.

The rest of y’all, Thanks for the kind words from my teachers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 05-04-2015 02:09 AM

Very beautiful. Makes me sad that I can not be more productive and try something like this.

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

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-04-2015 02:18 AM

Monte, Thanks. You are the most productive guy I know! I just like to piddle and try to duplicate other’s cool work.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-04-2015 02:24 AM

Very nice Andy! Great combo all around…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Don Broussard

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#11 posted 05-04-2015 02:38 AM

Another winner, Andy! That cottonwood burl really makes this a statement piece!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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CFrye

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 03:04 AM

Wow, Andy! Beautifully presented piece of burl wood. Is the lift the same material? How is the lift secured? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 05-04-2015 03:21 AM

Beautiful work. Great job on the hinge.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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HillbillyShooter

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#14 posted 05-04-2015 03:46 AM

Absolutely exquisite in all respects! I particulary like your live edge lift from the cottonwood burl.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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rance

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#15 posted 05-04-2015 03:52 AM

Andy, That is one of the finest boxes I’ve seen. Very nicely designed, and kudos on a hinge well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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