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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 893 days ago 3499 views 24 times favorited 74 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small reversible box. Made using yet another different way of making wood hinges.

Dimensions – 56mm cube 5.5mm wall (and therefore hinge) thickness ( 2×2.75mm)

Materials – Quarter sawn Sapele and Sycamore. Ebony. Brass

Adhesives – Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

The removable pin, which allows the box to be reversed, is shown in the second photo.

The flattened box, box bottom and removable pin are shown in the 5th photo.

The sixth photo is a teaser showing how the hinges are made. If there is sufficient interest I’ll blog the method.

Of course the two halves of the side/hinges don’t have to be of dissimilar wood. I would think the join line would almost disappear with a dark wood, like sapele, being the only one used.

The Clam Shell Hinge blog is here.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com





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ChuckV

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#1 posted 893 days ago

That is amazing, to say the least!

Please register my vote for a tutorial on the hinge construction.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 893 days ago

Wonderful! Looking forward to the tutorial!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 893 days ago

Martyn,

You are a genius!!!

Looks great

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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patron

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#4 posted 893 days ago

once again martyn

WAY OUT IN FRONT !

you been dipping into some of the stock
at work again

simply magic

-- 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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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 893 days ago

lol, I’m not allowed to handle animal medicines, David.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 893 days ago

Your always thinking inside the box :)) as usual that’s outside the box for the rest of us, unique and wonderful

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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buffalosean

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#7 posted 893 days ago

that is ridiculous… in a good way.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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Jimboe

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#8 posted 893 days ago

yes a blog =) love the way you did the hinge

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woodworm

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#9 posted 893 days ago

Way way too tricky to me. You did great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Billinmich

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#10 posted 893 days ago

Like to see a blog also,tried one of your reversible boxes,but lets just say it kept me warm for a while.

-- Bill in Mich

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kevinw

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#11 posted 893 days ago

Would love to see a blog on the hinges.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 893 days ago

The Master at it again. Very nice. Love the pics…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 893 days ago

Very clever. Your imagination and creativess is unique.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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ellen35

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#14 posted 893 days ago

Incredible! You are so creative!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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BarbS

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#15 posted 893 days ago

Wonderful,, Martyn! You never cease to come up with new ideas!

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