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My try at the EZ Mitre technique

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Project by Chris Cook posted 804 days ago 2559 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:

padauk
cedar
maple
mahogany

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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grizzman

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#1 posted 804 days ago

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

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

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patron

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#2 posted 804 days ago

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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BTimmons

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#3 posted 804 days ago

And wooden hinges, too! Brilliant work.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Tootles

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#4 posted 804 days ago

Very neat. Well done.

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

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wooded

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#5 posted 804 days ago

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. jdelong264@msn.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 804 days ago

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

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

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jeepturner

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#7 posted 804 days ago

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

-- Mel,

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 804 days ago

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. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Chris Cook

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#9 posted 804 days ago

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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itsmic

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#10 posted 804 days ago

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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shipwright

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#11 posted 804 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 804 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cplant

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#13 posted 804 days ago

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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SPalm

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#14 posted 803 days ago

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

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RogerBean

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#15 posted 803 days ago

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

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

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