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Project by gfadvm posted 09-28-2015 11:46 PM 2401 views 4 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board was on the top of a stack of walnut I sawed and the top side had an abundance of sapwood. No one had expressed interest in this stack so I decided to do something with that top slab. This box was the result. Dimensions: 14×9 x 5”, finished with rubbed on shellac, “Jerry Hinge,” raised panel on the tablesaw. The color contrast did not turn out as well as I had thought and framing the top in sapwood was not a good choice IMHO. But the hinge did turn out well.

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





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 11:56 PM

Andy,

I beg to differ. The flow of the box patterns worked out really well. Mother nature gave you the wood with it’s glory. And you sir, did a great job of making it work in a nice form.

Could have used more sapwood in the top? If you are that unhappy with it I have a place for it here? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 11:56 PM

Beautiful box . I love the contrast.

I really need to learn how to make those hinges.

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

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 12:01 AM

There is nothing wrong with that wood at all and did very well being a box.

You should save it and show buyers what can be made of unselected wood.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 12:02 AM

Andy – no rejects here…......beautiful box and you are right, the hinge is off the charts….....! Also, I’m glad to see you building with some of that fine wood you’re sawing…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 12:11 AM

That looks great. Love the contrast. Great job buddy

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 12:12 AM

Andy, looks great to me. I like the sapwood on the edges. Quite nice.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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rance

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 12:17 AM

I agree with Doc. It makes a nice contrast on the top. Well designed and executed Andy.

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

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 12:18 AM

I agree with everyone above Your box looks fine all the way around! Where do I go to learn how to make that beautiful hing?

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 12:20 AM

Arlin,,

I was trying to convince Andy to send mr that reject….LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 12:24 AM

good to see your work again andy
always a treat

and from wood you milled yourself
must be a good feeling

nothing wasted

much learned

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 09-29-2015 12:33 AM

That’s a beauty. A job super-well done

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

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#12 posted 09-29-2015 12:39 AM

A fantastic looking box. I agree, with all here….

-- 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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gfadvm

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#13 posted 09-29-2015 12:47 AM

I really was not fishing for compliments (it really isn’t one of my favorites) but I do appreciate all the kind words. There is a strip of sapwood on both long sides of the top (but it got mostly hidden in the dado for the top panel).

Tony, Jerry has a blog on this type hinge. I modified his quite a bit but he gets credit for inspiring me to try these (and they are now my favorite wooden hinges). A 1/4” roundover bit to make the dowels and a 1/2” cove bit to route the recess, and you are in business!

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

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#14 posted 09-29-2015 12:50 AM

Surely getting the grain to flow ALL the way around is the “Impossible Dream”
Still a very pretty box.
Cheers from sunny Hobart

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#15 posted 09-29-2015 01:01 AM

Very nice indeed.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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