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A Wood Hinge Box for Arlin's Cause

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Project by gfadvm posted 03-02-2012 11:16 PM 2199 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently resawed a redwood 2×12 that came out of a very old house in Wichita, Ks. It was painted so imagine my suprise when I saw the curly figure! I didn’t know redwood had any figure options like this. I needed to make another Loving Hands Memory Box for Arlin so this is the result: box joints, Shipwright hinge,16”x11”x5 1/2”, finished with 3 coats shellac followed bt 3 coats of wiped on Spar.

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





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#1 posted 03-02-2012 11:38 PM

Hard to imagine someone painted over that figure. I tore down an old shed on my property and found a bunch of clear and curly redwood 1×6 and 2×4’s. Nice box. It’s always nice to see what you are up to!

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 01:07 AM

Another winner coming out of your shop Andy!
You sure make some pretty boxes!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 02:17 AM

Real nice. One of a kind.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 02:42 AM

That’s some good looking grain and you’ve used it well

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 04:28 AM

Curly redwood??! NEVER KNEW IT EXISTED! It’s another gorgeous box, Andy!

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

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 05:07 AM

Andy, I’d say you’ve become a certified boxmaker extraordinaire. Nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 05:25 AM

It’s the hinges that impress me

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 06:17 AM

Yeah, beautiful box Andy! And I too love the hinge. Can you tell me where I might learn to make a hinge like that? I’m limited on tools, but usually can make do.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 06:19 AM

super work and super design.

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 01:14 PM

you are mastering those hinges. very beautifully done

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

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 08:57 PM

That box shows some loving hands build it !
The grain on the front just ask for a box joint design and the wooden hinge is just awesome .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 01:32 AM

Dave G, If you have a tablesaw, you can make these! Go to Shipwright’s or Yorkshire Stewart’s blogs for instructions. That’s where I learned (with a little help from Rance). Send me a pm if I can be of further help. Rance, Certifiable maybe! I’m obsessed with the wooden hinges. Just finished a challenging set which I’ll post when the finish is cured. Thanks all for the kind words.

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

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#13 posted 03-09-2012 12:29 PM

That’s a beautiful box. I really like everything about it. Perfect design for this. It’s warm, with a solid understated elegance. A box worthy of storing treasured memories and dreams of what might have been.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#14 posted 03-10-2012 01:22 AM

Dan, Thanks for the kind words. It’s the “dreams of what might have been” that break my heart.

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

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#15 posted 03-10-2012 01:35 AM

Very nice again and a worthy cause.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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