How about those hinges

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-28-2011 01:24 AM 2112 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made out of an unknown wood. The hinges, accent stripe, splines, & handle are made out of Brazillian Walnut. The finish is linseed oil & wax. The hinges were a challenge but they turned out.

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

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 02:08 AM

great job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 03:27 AM

What a wonderful job on the box and the hinges hit it out of the park.

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 06:33 AM

Very nice. I have been wanting to try and make some hinges. What process did you use?

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 06:44 AM

COOL hinges! I like the pointed ends… like a regular hinge…

Did you use a hole drilling jig like Spalm’s?

Do you think they may be a little high?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 12:40 PM

Yeah, those hinges….and the box is pretty cool, too. Hinges are on my “to do” list….I seen some over the course of being a member here, but I do have to say yours seem to be the tightest. Best wishes on more scrounging….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 04:53 PM

Very Nice Box, beautiful wood and excellent job on the hinges, this is a real eye catcher and makes you want to stop and stare a bit, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 05-29-2011 03:49 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. I basically made these hinges using my shop made box joint jig,CAREFULLY drilled the pin holes clamped to my DP fence, then shaped with the bandsaw and sander. Anyone have any idea what the non-walnut is? It is heavy,very tight grained,and was a scrap my trim carpenter friend gave me. Joe, Im not sure what you mean by “a little high”. PS : I did loosen up my box joint jig after the first set as they were too tight and broke apart after I pinned them.

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

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 12:33 AM

Really cool hinges. At first glance I was convinced they were metal until I read the description…

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