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Project by Hawk9 posted 09-29-2010 10:32 PM 3902 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and maple. Love the color combination. Wanted to make the top part of the hinge a part of the decoration on the box. Top part of hinge is one piece of walnut. Again, simple and clean.





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lanwater

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 10:39 PM

Very nice box. Those hinges are neat.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 10:48 PM

sexy looking box

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 11:07 PM

Thats too cool, love the box! Great design

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 12:02 AM

Some craftsmen try to hide the hardware, others choose to celebrate it. You have done the latter, and done it excellently. Great looking job!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bradford

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#5 posted 09-30-2010 01:24 AM

Now, those are some smokin’ hinges. The pictures are a little fuzzy though, I’ll give it a 98%. Nice work.
I just looked at your other boxes, they are awesome too !

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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abie

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 01:30 AM

wish your pictures were as good as your boxes..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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WoodSimplyMade

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#7 posted 09-30-2010 02:24 AM

Fantastic looking box designs, the hinges make them more than just a box. it would be interesting to do a how-to blog on your hinge construction. Great work!!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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#8 posted 09-30-2010 02:29 AM

I second Mike’s request – PLEASE post a how-to blog on your hinge construction!

Awesome work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#9 posted 09-30-2010 03:02 AM

niice box and niice design on the hinge

Dennis

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Hawk9

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#10 posted 09-30-2010 03:15 AM

Mike and Bob:
Post a blog? Are you nuts? I barely know how to turn this computer on! And you can see I don’t know how to take very good pictures. Actually all I really did was type in “making wooden hinges” and hit search. After looking at about 150 of the 56,000 sites and printing out a few I just started making sawdust. Some of these sites are fantastic! So far I’ve only tried about 8 different types. I’m still working on others. Since most of my boxes and hinges use 1/4” or 3/8” thick wood I’ve been known to practice with a cut off finishing nail as the pivot. When I’m confident I use a 3/32” brass rod. I found them at a model airplane hobby store.
But you, and everyone, sure know how to boost an old man’s ego. Thanks all.

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#11 posted 09-30-2010 03:34 AM

yep we like that :-)

and by the way welcome to Lumber jock enjoy it and have fun
if no one had warrened you then be aware of it can be very addictive

Dennis

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SPalm

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#12 posted 09-30-2010 03:20 PM

Very nice Hawk.
Wooden hinges seem to be some kind of grail. You have opend Pandora’s box in order to build your own. (Wow, that sounds kind of Zen like)

Good job, it looks very nice.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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abie

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#13 posted 09-30-2010 05:26 PM

Mike and Bob:
Go here to the best jig I have found for making wood hinges..

http://mokkou.jp/woodhinges/MakingWoodenHinges.pdf

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 09:53 AM

Very nice. Thanks for giving me something to aspire to! And thanks for the tip on how to figure out the way the wooden hinges are created.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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