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Project by CanalboatJim posted 01-24-2012 11:17 PM 2643 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago a friend gave me this hinge. It had survived a devastating fire at his church in downtown Akron, Ohio. After looking at it for years hanging on my tool wall, it finally came to me to use the hinge as the lid of a small box. Box 1 is quarter sawn white oak, finished with Okean penetrating oil and wax. Box 2 is cherry, finished with tung oil and wax. Box 1 uses the hinge pin for the hinge, box 2 uses a dowel. I surprised my friend with the boxes at Christmas.

-- Jim Westbrooks





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#1 posted 01-24-2012 11:43 PM

Very nice Christmas presents. Nice work as well.

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 11:45 PM

Great idea….that was one fancy hinge….I like it better in the use you made for it….What a great surprise for your friend.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 11:46 PM

Great idea! Nice project; good use of an otherwise, very nearly useless hinge.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 12:45 AM

Creative, brilliant use of a piece of history.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 12:54 AM

Neat idea, I like them.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 01:26 AM

I love it.
Very well done good and faithful servant.
History – beauitful history will live on…...

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 01:32 AM

That’s pretty neat and a nice thing to do for your friend.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 01-25-2012 02:08 AM

Very well done, bravo.

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 02:39 AM

Brilliant! and Beautiful. I really like that second one. How very special for your friend.

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 02:47 AM

That is a very artistic hinge, elaborate. You used it in a most unusual way, a very creative way, a very beautiful way, and to regift it to your friend, well, thats pretty cool. Maybe it has some centimental value to him seeing how it came from his place of worship and all. I wonder how old it is?
Anyway, very creative and kind of you.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 01-25-2012 03:03 AM

what a spiffy idea. and a really nice pair o hinges. way to recycle

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 01-25-2012 03:36 AM

Very creative! I was looking at the screw holes and wondering what some Red Rubies and Green Emeril’s would look like in the screw holes. But without a doubt they both look fanastic just the way they are.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 01-25-2012 04:03 AM

A fitting display for a beautiful piece of hardware.
I cant think of a better idea!

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 04:13 AM

Very creative use of a outstanding hinge , great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 01-25-2012 04:31 AM

What a great idea!! These are terrific, don’t think a hinge would ever have brought me an idea like that.

It always great to be able to incorporate something of personal value or a surviving material from something destroyed and turn it into of an item of remembrance and art for its value to live on.

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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