Does This Count Towards My Merit Badge?

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Project by gfadvm posted 1148 days ago 1328 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a cutting board, but it is end grain. Top is end grain doug fir,oak,Ipe,Jatoba,etc. Box is Jatoba and oak with my first wooden hinges ofmahogany doweled to box with oak dowels. The bottom of box is doug fir from my dads barn doweled to sides with oak. An older project that Hunter is helping me post.

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

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#1 posted 1148 days ago

That looks like a bold attempt to cover all bases at once, end grain for the end grain boys, wooden hinges for the wooden hinges caucus, box joints for the joiners and recycled wood for the eco- aware. Did I miss anything?

You should get a whole sleeve full of badges for this one.

Nice box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 1148 days ago

Two of my favorite LJs- You guys are too kind. Thanks for the comments. Andy

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

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#3 posted 1148 days ago

you forgot the fact that it’s a box! now if only it had a turned pen inside… XD

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#4 posted 1148 days ago

What an interesting combination! I know the end grain took some time, haven’t seen this combination. Nice job

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#5 posted 1148 days ago

I nearly missed this one… the hinge is the one that I like to try. Now, it is proven that it works. This box is really a product of all skills of the maker. Thanks

-- Bert

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#6 posted 1148 days ago

Sorry, but it is an 1/8 inch too small, otherwise you would be a merit badge ;-)) As has been said, I can’t think of a base you missed on this one!! ;-)) Good job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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