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Project by doninvegas posted 07-10-2010 05:54 PM 1354 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok everyone I finished my second box. This one is for my sister. It’s made out of Oregon broad leaf maple and I went rustic on this one. The only thing that is a mystery to me is that when I installed the hinges the top was flat to the case but after the hinges were on it pulls up the front a bit. I don’t know how to correct that. Any advice?
Thanks for looking.
Don

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."





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mgb_2x

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 06:41 PM

I have on oaccasion tried to “spring” the hinge a bit, lay a small drill bit in the hinge then gently close the lid. Hinges cant be deformed a bit and it might solve the lid fit poblem.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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littlecope

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 09:03 PM

Nice Job, Don!! You got some Wild Woods goin’ on out there in Vegas… Beautiful Grain…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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stefang

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 11:34 PM

Nice looking box. That figured wood looks great too. I think I would rather mount the hinges on the edges of the box instead of the on the back. Of course you would have had to make mortises for them, but then they are adjustable by using paper shims if necessary. It seems to me that the only thing you can do now is shave the back edges a little. You will have to go easy and check it as you go to monitor your progress. 80 sandpaper on a flat stick might be the way to go just so you don’t overdo it. Patience and slow is good here. Good luck whatever you try. If you wait a little you might get some better suggestions.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 02:09 AM

I have on oaccasion tried to “spring” the hinge a bit, lay a small drill bit in the hinge then gently close the lid. Hinges cant be deformed a bit and it might solve the lid fit poblem.

IT WORKED. Thank you!!!! Mgb

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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doninvegas

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 02:14 AM

Nice Job, Don!! You got some Wild Woods goin’ on out there in Vegas.”

Thanks , little. I get my lumber from a saw mill in Oregon. There is no real good hardwood here in Vegas.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 10:06 PM

I use cheap hinges on my boxes and I have found that they can be ‘manipulated’ to adjust them. Isn’t this a great site for information! very nice wood choice and nice work
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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itsmic

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 04:29 PM

Nice looking box, the rustic look works, the tray is a good addition, and giving this one away too, good for you, that is the real spirit of woodworking

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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