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Wood hinge box. maple and wenge

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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 01-18-2016 04:26 PM 1135 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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McPheel

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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?

-- Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing - Nick Offerman

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tyvekboy

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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.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 06:52 PM

theSoutherner,

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?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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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)

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 08:12 PM

Thanks,

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.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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recycle1943

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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 -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for 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?

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

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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!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#10 posted 01-19-2016 03:31 PM

Beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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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!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 01-20-2016 12:56 AM

Nice looking box super choices of wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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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.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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