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I like wood hinges but not the bulky looking ones. I recessed these for a flush fit that would also highlight the fact they are wood.
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#1 posted 01-18-2016 05:10 PM
Wow very cool design, nice clean seamless lines. How did you make those hinges?
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#2 posted 01-18-2016 05:36 PM
Very nice box and hinges. It invites you to touch it … well it does that to me ….
Same question … would like more details on your hinge making technique.
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#3 posted 01-18-2016 06:52 PM
Nice box! From this and your previous posting it looks like you have the “wood hinges” process down? Maybe you could do a blog if you have time?
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#4 posted 01-18-2016 07:39 PM
I appreciate the comments. Thanks.The hinges were easy to make because I used the Incra hinge crafter jig and the Incra iBox hig for cutting the hinge knuckles.Incra provides excellent instructions and videos far better than any I have seen. I watched them one time and then went into the shop and got it made on my first try. I like the Incra box jig because it is adjustable and allows someone to cut the hinge knuckles slightly smaller so they will not be as tight as as a finger joint (one of the jigs other primary uses)
#5 posted 01-18-2016 08:12 PM
Checked out the incra jig. I’m gonna have to get pretty good at this box thing before I can invest. LOL! It and you made some elegant hinges.
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#6 posted 01-18-2016 08:24 PM
Very good lookin box and hinges. I bought an Incra HingeCrafter a couple years ago and haven’t tried it yet. I also have the Incra Jig and lifter for my router table as well as the Incra LS positioner for my table saw. Don’t think I could live without them -
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#7 posted 01-19-2016 01:05 AM
Gorgeous woods, great sculpting, and wooden hinges. What’s not to love?
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#8 posted 01-19-2016 01:52 AM
Very nice, the contrasting woods, great hinges, sculpting, great.
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#9 posted 01-19-2016 02:19 AM
Love those hinges!
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#10 posted 01-19-2016 03:31 PM
Beautiful box. Congratulations.
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#11 posted 01-20-2016 12:49 AM
Man that’s a beautiful box! I love the contrasting woods, and that organic shape of it just makes you want to reach out and feel it!
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#12 posted 01-20-2016 12:56 AM
Nice looking box super choices of wood
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#13 posted 01-20-2016 01:10 AM
Much thanks everyone.!
I like the wenge and it is a wood that looks to be a good combination with pretty much any other wood. I tried making some wenge hinges but they kept splintering too easily. I have to figure a way to cut them with a backer board during my next attempt.
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