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Project by CanalboatJim posted 815 days ago 2046 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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waho6o9

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#1 posted 814 days ago

Very nice Christmas presents. Nice work as well.

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#2 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 814 days ago

Creative, brilliant use of a piece of history.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 814 days ago

Neat idea, I like them.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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

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

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#8 posted 814 days ago

Very well done, bravo.

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#9 posted 814 days ago

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

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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planeBill

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#10 posted 814 days ago

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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Roger

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#11 posted 814 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 814 days ago

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.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Wayne

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#13 posted 814 days ago

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

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#14 posted 814 days ago

Very creative use of a outstanding hinge , great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 814 days ago

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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