Box: hairy oak & blue gum

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Project by ellgee posted 01-31-2017 12:02 PM 602 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks very much LJ Ruddy for the instructions for your inset hinges.
I like the way these look and work.
But I did decide to “walk before I could run” and make them just square.
Maybe something more “interesting” next time.

The top-panel of this was a scrap I found in our bin. Filled the
bark-inclusions in with 3+ applications of extra-clear epoxy glue,
because I was too lazy to go get casting resin for the small amount.
The glue looks dark, not clear.

Sides I believe are blue gum, though not the construction-grade, more a
furniture-grade. Not quite precisely the colour of the hairy-oak’s background,
so I put a tiny dark-brown moulding around the edges.

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 12:25 PM

looks great. Nice job on the hinges!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 12:48 PM

Neat hinges! Gives the box a really unique look.

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 01:02 PM

Nicely done! I’ve got to give those hinges a try!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 05:20 PM

nice hinges

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 06:54 PM

This is a nice looking box. Well done!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 08:35 PM

really like the hinges – top is real nice, I like flaws to show most of my customers like character in their product

-- 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 02-01-2017 09:20 AM

Thanks for the compliments.
I am SO embarrassed at mis-spelling ‘gum’ as ‘gun’ in the title. Ow.
Hope the word ‘gun’ wasnt why it got some attention.
Oh well. It was late.

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#8 posted 02-02-2017 02:36 AM

Great looking box, love the hinges and the wood grain pattern

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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