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Project by Mrkixx posted 06-01-2016 04:01 AM 904 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so this has been a work in progress for a quite a while, I started this project and then I had no time to finish it. then I couldn’t find it, then it was found, so I put it a side somewhere I knew I would find it, but then we decided to have a garage sale. So I had to cover up all my tools, then of course again I couldn’t work on the box or anything at all. Well my friends, to day was the day I said that it was getting done no matter what. And here it is, now this box is just my test piece, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be, now I see why it’s the go to item at Christmas time.
Now I do have to ask, am I suppose to glue my hinge pin in on one side, because the pin turns when I open and close the lid as can be seen in pics 4 & 5. Your thoughts and comments are welcome, oh by the way the box is made with 2×4 pine milled down to 3/4” for the front, back, sides & bottom and the top is poplar.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 11:52 AM

Very cool box. I really like that style of hinge!!

Jim

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 02:43 PM

That is a nice little box, that I’m very familiar with.
Last week I spent a half day making different versions to show a client. I ended up being able to produce one in about 13min, by that time I did have a few jigs set up to ease construction.
You might look at wood dowels instead of metal, I use 3/16” and glue the outside while the inside has a bit of wax on it. Also you might want to use a dremmel or round file to put a small notch on the bottom side of the front so you can get a fingernail under the lid for opening.
Enjoy
G Vavra

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 02:52 AM

Cute box with a great hinge design.

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#4 posted 12-04-2016 07:49 PM

Nice little box with clever pin hinge design. Thanks for sharing.

I m on a mission to help members whose pictures are all sideways. I Happily made it through five pages of projects before I saw your pictures. The LJ website is not very accommodating to portrait mode pictures, so to avoid the rotation issue, only shoot and upload pictures in landscape orientation.

Agree with you Cueball. I find many photos very frustrating to view when they are displayed sideways or up side down. It hampers the look of some great shared projects.

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