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Project by gfadvm posted 02-16-2012 09:49 PM 2113 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this piece of burled red oak when I was burning flooring scraps in the wood stove and had to make something out of it. This was the only piece of burl I found and it wasn’t big enough for the whole top. The hinges are cherry and have been sitting in the shop waiting for a project so they got pressed into service. I had never attached wooden hinges this way but I liked it. Lastly, I decided to try another lacquer finish (my last attempt was a disaster). Greg talked me through this one. It has 5 coats of rattle can lacquer but I can’t decide whether to ‘knock’ the shine down with some oooo steel wool or not. My wife likes it as is. I think it’s awfully shiney. Oh yeah, the splines are black walnut.

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





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#1 posted 02-16-2012 09:52 PM

Looks great Andy. I love those hinges. I think I would leave it as is if it were up to me. I like the shine.

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 10:18 PM

Another nice box and hinges…............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 10:30 PM

Great Job Andy, Terrific Work on the Hinges!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 10:35 PM

Nice job, I like it all!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 11:30 PM

nice work. the construction looks great. I might have tried to isolate that nice burl in a frame rather than pair it with the other piece. It is so nice, I would show it off more. Great hinges. I have yet to try these, but this might be the time. The finish is shiny. Have to see the box in person to decide!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 11:38 PM

I LOVE WOODEN HINGES! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#7 posted 02-16-2012 11:58 PM

that’s a knockout Andy.. wow! I really like your hinges also. very nicely done

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

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 12:07 AM

a real beauty andy

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 12:16 AM

Andy, I think it looks really great. You did a fantastic job with the lacquer spraying also. Shows what a little spraying practice will accomplish.
Your wood hinges are exceptional and refined. I bought one of those Incra hinge making jigs last year and cannot get a wood hinge anywhere as nice as the one you made.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#10 posted 02-17-2012 12:30 AM

Beautiful box well done

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 12:33 AM

Andy, you have been on a roll lately and putting some outstanding boxes . I always love wooden hinges. Great looking wood and build.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#12 posted 02-17-2012 12:43 AM

You’ve really gotten FANTASTIC with wooden hinges, Andy. They are perfect with that box!

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

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#13 posted 02-17-2012 12:53 AM

I totally agree with everybody else I love those hinges, And that is a really nice box. I think I am going to steal the look of that box & build one myself, or at least try & make one that looks like yours. Looks like you have been doing this for a while, I am just starting doing woodwork.

-- I Live for Sawdust Flying ! Randy- Lacombe, Alberta

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 01:00 AM

those are elegent looking hinges andy, great job

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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rance

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#15 posted 02-17-2012 01:39 AM

That’s a really nice one Andy. You did very well with saving it from the fire. I really like those hinges too. And the finish is great. You gonna reveal your secrets to the rattle can method? :) I’m about to throw my rattle cans away and go back to Danish Oil.

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

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