Cool Hinge Box

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Project by Laserdude posted 12-01-2011 04:14 AM 3077 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was my second attempt to make my own hinges for a box. The challenge was to create a hinge that would become part of the cover inlay design. It was cool to share with the lumberjocks community the steps needed to make this cover…..........

The base of the box is made from eastern red cedar. The base & cover are made from maple. The inlay & hinges are also made from red cedar. This was a fun box to create…....

-- Dave

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 05:10 AM

Very cool, hinges look great.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 05:38 AM

Amazing box with awesome hinges! Wonderful work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 08:31 AM

cool looking overlay hinges to go with inlay on top. nice design

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 10:09 AM

Wow! That is cool and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 12-01-2011 01:27 PM

I like it. nice work!

-- Guy,PEI

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#6 posted 12-01-2011 01:38 PM

Great job I like the hinges as well, not sure I would have put the other peices around the hinges but that just me. great work!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-01-2011 07:21 PM

Sweet! Great lookin box and hinges!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 12-01-2011 08:45 PM

Very cool !!! ............... I like it.

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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#10 posted 12-01-2011 11:29 PM

Awesome job, I’ve been wanting to do a project like that. Again Awesome job!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#11 posted 12-01-2011 11:56 PM

two thumbs up!!
This is amazing – so beautiful, so creative, so—well done!


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 12-02-2011 12:02 AM

Great idea, thanks for posting.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#13 posted 12-02-2011 03:19 AM

Thanks to all of you in the Lumberjock community that motivated me to try another hinge project. Looking forward to the next creation…...........

-- Dave

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#14 posted 12-02-2011 10:26 AM

It was a fun box to watch you making through the blogs. Very nicely done and most definitely distinctive. Looking forward to the next one.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#15 posted 12-02-2011 04:01 PM

Great Box and cool design on hinges, love it!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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