My try at the EZ Mitre technique

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Project by Chris Cook posted 05-12-2012 01:25 AM 3129 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my run at using Martyn’s (Britboxbuilder) EZ Mitre technique to make a box. This worked out very well. Much more forgiving than I expected.

The woods I used:


I used strips of leftovers that fit the sizes I needed. Worked out great.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 01:32 AM

that turned out really nice chris, nice hinges and the whole thing is a home run…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 01:41 AM

very nice chris

i did the ez-miter too
but missed some
from my own measuring

martyn will be proud

-- 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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#3 posted 05-12-2012 02:19 AM

And wooden hinges, too! Brilliant work.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 05-12-2012 05:01 AM

Very neat. Well done.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 05:16 AM

Im liking this alot Chris. The simplicity of the shape is offset perfectly by your use of woods. (Darned wooden hinges look good too.).............;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 12:36 PM

Super-Fine Chris. Hinges are top-shelf. Whole project=Super-Fine

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 05-12-2012 01:06 PM

That is a well made box. I like the hinges.

-- Mel,

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#8 posted 05-12-2012 01:17 PM

Splendid. Nice combination EZ Mitre and wooden hinges. Don’t you just love the way the grain follows uninterruptedly.

I’m glad it worked out well for you, Chris.

Thanks for the mention

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 05-12-2012 01:43 PM

Thanks for the comments. The hinges are so easy to achieve that I regret I spent so much time trying other techniques.

@martyn, as I said before, best mitres I’ve ever cut and the grain matching is inspiring. I did this box with scrap. Time to put some design into it.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#10 posted 05-12-2012 02:31 PM

Sharp looking Box, nice combo of wood, and proportions, hinges, all fits together Great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 05-12-2012 03:29 PM

Great teacher, great student, great box.
I think Martyn should send you a diploma ;-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 05-12-2012 03:45 PM

Great looking box Chris. Martyn’s techniques are always spot on.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 05-12-2012 05:24 PM

nice looking box. nice and clean design. i love those wooden hinges!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#14 posted 05-12-2012 11:36 PM

Nice box.
Very inspirational. Thanks, I need to try that.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 05-13-2012 01:09 AM

Nicely done. The hinges and wood combination work well together.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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