|Project by gfadvm||posted 12-16-2011 at 11:04 AM||1539 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I wanted to try the ‘Jim hinge’ I saw here earlier so built these 2 boxes from scraps left over from previous projects. I modified the hinge construction by cutting out the gap in the back with my box cutter blades (rather than scrollsaw as Jim did). I then sawed slots in the box and hinge for the full width hinge pin (3/32” SS brazing rod. The slot was then filled with a thin strip of Jatoba ( ala Shipwright and Yorkshire Stewart). The ends of the slot were filled with tiny pieces of Jatoba to hide the hinge pin. The top is end grain and sanding to 600 grit made a big difference when it came time to finish it. Finish is 3 coats of well rubbed Blo with wax to follow. A LOT of LJs had to answer a LOT of questions while I was getting this done. Thanks to all! The last pic was included to show the leather pads I put on all my boxes to keep them from scratching the furniture.
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