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Project by Ryan posted 1072 days ago 1764 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a case that was inspired by Vagabond55 in his earlier post. I was at the woodshop today messing around with some scraps and I decided to attempt to “recreate” his version with a little twist of my own. It came out pretty well, considering that the interior is made of scrap pine and the casing is made of cedar board. This took me about an hour, start to finish, while taking a break from my regular duty of building plaques and shadow boxes for retiring Soldiers.

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran





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SheriDi

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#1 posted 1072 days ago

Great looking project Ryan. What sort of hinge is at work here?

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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Ryan

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#2 posted 1072 days ago

@SheriDi

I cut the hinges from the same piece, rounded them and then used a clock pin since it collapses nicely and fits any piece. I then attached the cedar over the top to hide it. The notch I cut is mostly aesthetic, with very limited purpose.

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 1072 days ago

I like! Going to have to build me one now….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Ryan

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#4 posted 1071 days ago

If you want to see true craftsmanship, check out Vagabond. His are incredible, mine is made from a scrap bin (why Spanish Cedar was sitting in a scrap bin, I’ll never know!)

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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Michael1

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#5 posted 1071 days ago

very nicely done. How did you do the lettering on such a small piece? Thanks for posting

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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DamnYankee

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#6 posted 1071 days ago

Look good. I might have to try one as a means to eliminate some scrap.

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Allanwoodworks

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#7 posted 1071 days ago

I too would like to know what you used to do the engraving.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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Ryan

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#8 posted 1071 days ago

I used a machine shop grade engraving machine. It was difficult lining it up, but it’s a pretty good engraver! This ended up being a gift to a friend of mine who is a mechanic, so I figured I would personalize it towards him.

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#9 posted 177 days ago

Way cool

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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