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Harmonica Display Box with Invisio - Hinge

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Project by Jerry posted 05-24-2015 06:38 PM 2002 views 6 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a client.

Peruvian Walnut, finished with Sam Maloof Poly / Oil finish. Kaizen foam insert for the harps. Using my Invisio – Hinge.

Sorry I forgot to film the part where I did the router cuts for the hinge, but you can see that process in my former blog / tutorial here.

Build VLog in video below


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 10:43 PM

Nice box, Jerry. I like the hinge, it’s dang near invisible

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#2 posted 05-24-2015 10:46 PM

Thanks Joe,

It would have been almost completely invisible except for the fact that the only walnut doweling I could get was regular American walnut, which was quite a bit lighter in color than the Peruvian walnut I used for the box.

-- 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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#3 posted 05-24-2015 11:59 PM

Jerry, Great box and the hinge is REALLY impressive! Making your own dowel is really easy on the router table if you want a perfect match. I much appreciate the inspiration and tutorial on the hinges. My “visable’ version has become my favorite hinge.

EDIT: Didn’t realize you were a Shopsmith guy. That drilling jig works a LOT better than mine!

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

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 12:40 AM


Jerry, Great box and the hinge is REALLY impressive! Making your own dowel is really easy on the router table if you want a perfect match. I much appreciate the inspiration and tutorial on the hinges. My “visable version has become my favorite hinge.

EDIT: Didn’t realize you were a Shopsmith guy. That drilling jig works a LOT better than mine!

- gfadvm

Hey Andy,

You know, I tried and tried and tried to make my own dowels on the router table. I have the correct bits, and I have the correct instructions, but something just keeps going wrong for me and I wind up with oval dowels, and to use that drilling jig, they have to be absolutely perfect. I burned through a bunch of cheap wood trying to make my own, so I was unwilling to burn through this Peruvian walnut after so many failures. I think the problem is that my router table is just not accurate enough, it’s home made, so that may be why.

RE: Didn’t realize you were a Shopsmith guy. That drilling jig works a LOT better than mine!

I’ve got two of them, an older 10ER and a newer Mark V. The table saw part gives me nightmares, too small of a table, and the Mark V only has a one bearing quill, and hence over .020 runout which is why my tax refund is going for a Grizzly table saw, but when it comes to horizontal boring, lathe turning and drill press operations, they are hard to beat.

-- 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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#5 posted 05-25-2015 12:51 AM

Jerry, My shop made router table doesn’t even have a router plate and it makes dowels. The important parts are having holddown and featherboard to keep the workpiece from climbing or moving away from the bit. The other thing is leaving about 2” on each end square so you have something to keep it square to the fence and table. Lastly make sure your bit is set to the right height.

If I can make em with my shop made table and Ryobi router, I know you can make perfect dowels.

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

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 12:55 AM



Jerry, My shop made router table doesn t even have a router plate and it makes dowels. The important parts are having holddown and featherboard to keep the workpiece from climbing or moving away from the bit. The other thing is leaving about 2” on each end square so you have something to keep it square to the fence and table. Lastly make sure your bit is set to the right height.

If I can make em with my shop made table and Ryobi router, I know you can make perfect dowels.

- gfadvm

Andy you are a genius. Now I know where I went wrong! I was NOT leaving the 2” on each end square. I’m going to try again tomorrow. Thanks very much for your guidance!

-- 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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#7 posted 05-25-2015 01:51 AM

Not a genius, but I have milled a lot of dowels! Really wish you lived closer. We could have a LARGE time playing in my shop!

Raised panels on the tablesaw are your next assignment :) (after you master the dowels)

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

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 06:23 AM

Hey Jer, I am on vacation this week and trying to enjoy some much needed R&R! Sitting on the back porch smoking a cigar and came across your project post and YouTube vid. And as I have told you earlier, your box and craftsmanship look stunning. When I get back home, I will take a good look at your build blog for sure. Your “invisoio hinge” is truly unique!

Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!
Keep up the inspiration my friend…......ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#9 posted 05-25-2015 04:04 PM

Jerry. Fantastic build. Love to see Shopsmith users here in LJs. How is that dust removal system working out on the SS? Where did you get that dowel drilling jig? I have not made a box in months. I gotta try your invisible hinge. By the way, even though the wood is a different color I truly like the contrast.

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#10 posted 05-25-2015 04:42 PM



Not a genius, but I have milled a lot of dowels! Really wish you lived closer. We could have a LARGE time playing in my shop!

Raised panels on the tablesaw are your next assignment :) (after you master the dowels)

- gfadvm

Me too, I thing we should have a LJ convention every year at a member’s shop.

-- 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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#11 posted 05-25-2015 04:44 PM



Hey Jer, I am on vacation this week and trying to enjoy some much needed R&R! Sitting on the back porch smoking a cigar and came across your project post and YouTube vid. And as I have told you earlier, your box and craftsmanship look stunning. When I get back home, I will take a good look at your build blog for sure. Your “invisoio hinge” is truly unique! Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! Keep up the inspiration my friend…......ROB

- Robsshop

Rob, thanks so much, since you have not posted the magnificent Smoking Station that you sent me, it looks like I’m going to have to do it for you!

-- 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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#12 posted 05-25-2015 04:53 PM



Jerry. Fantastic build. Love to see Shopsmith users here in LJs. How is that dust removal system working out on the SS? Where did you get that dowel drilling jig? I have not made a box in months. I gotta try your invisible hinge. By the way, even though the wood is a different color I truly like the contrast.

- jumbojack


Hey Jack, thanks for the compliments! The dust removal is working kind of OK. I haven’t been able to figure out how to completely enclose the blade guard because, as you know, it would need to be able to move up and down with the table, so I still get a fair amount of dust on the floor, but the majority of the really fine dust is getting handled, and that is what is important, so thanks for sending that, my lungs are very appreciative.

The drilling jig is available at Woodcrafters, as you are no doubt aware, Rob Cosman made a video on this hinge, and got the drilling jig produced. It’s only available for 1/4” though, I’m looking into how I might be able to fabricate one out of metal for 1/2”.

-- 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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#13 posted 05-26-2015 11:30 AM

Well done Jerry…a handsome box and the hinge detail is excellent.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 05-26-2015 05:22 PM



Well done Jerry…a handsome box and the hinge detail is excellent.

- ruddy


Thanks Ian, coming from you that’s quite the compliment given your considerable skills.

-- 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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#15 posted 05-27-2015 01:16 AM

To make dowels of the wood I am using, these work great;
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/plgtenon.html?zoom_highlight=dowel

Oh, and I love the clean lines of the box.

Steve.

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