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Hybrid Hinged Boxes (NO Drilling Required)

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Project by gfadvm posted 938 days ago 1517 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 938 days ago

Beautiful boxes. Nice build, really like what you did with the tops.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 938 days ago

Nice looking box’s there.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 938 days ago

very nicely done.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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rance

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#4 posted 938 days ago

Those look nice Andy. And a mirrored match set. Cool. Neat idea with the leather pads. Do you cut those yourself or buy them as circles?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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shipwright

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#5 posted 938 days ago

Interesting hybrid. This is what LJ’s is about.
Nice job.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 938 days ago

These are interesting and unusual boxes.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 938 days ago

Rance, I cut the circles with a Harbor Freight gasket punch set. ( $8 and has like 8 sizes of punches). This is another good HF tool. I polished the cutting edge a little and don’t use a mallet, just push and twist.

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

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grizzman

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#8 posted 937 days ago

andy, i really love these boxes you did, i like the lids and the way they hinge, your getting to be a real pro here..not bad for an old cow boy…haha…....and here i thought you were only good at shoeing a horse….lol…..na..i thing you did a slam bam great job here…thanks …grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 937 days ago

Thanks Grizz. I’m a long ways from a pro but I am fascinated with all the ways to hinge projects without using any store bought hardware. To me it makes the project more ‘special’.

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

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 936 days ago

Grizz, Andy ain’t a cowboy! He’s a real lover of horses and he’s real stable (intended) too!!! Andy does make some cool boxes!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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grizzman

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#11 posted 936 days ago

well littlepaw, calling andy a cowboy was a compliment, as i meant it in the real sense of his lifes work as a vet and his skills with horses, i know several real cowboys on this site, and i dont use the word loosely, it takes quite a man in my book to earn that name…but along with many other skills he already has, andy is becoming quite the box builder…another compliment for my friend here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 936 days ago

Thanks Grizz. I’m not much of a cowboy (know nothing about cows) but I do consider myself a HORSEMAN. There is a difference (witness that link I e mailed you).

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

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