Pecan/Walnut EZ Mitre box/Wooden hinge

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Project by gfadvm posted 06-01-2012 12:33 AM 3185 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a small bit of unusual colored pecan and some small walnut pieces so glued them up and made my second EZ mitre box. Spalted white oak handle was a cut of from the feet on another box. These are not the best pics I have ever taken and they make the Shipwright hinge look huge. It is only 3/8” thick. Dimensions: 12×7x4 1/2”. Walnut ‘lipping’. Finish is shellac and wax. The coolest thing about this box is it is nearly airtight. I’m thinking about running the grain in the other direction in my next EZ Mitre box so I can wrap the grain across the top and down the front and back.

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

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Nate Meadows

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 12:39 AM

This is awesome! I really like your idea of running the grain the other way! You should try it!

Your Friend,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 12:48 AM

Once again you have shown you’re a premier box maker. Excellent work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 12:51 AM

That’s a really cool box! I also like the wooden hinge. You guys keep dangling new challenges out there for me to try. Good work!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 01:03 AM

Outrageously nice Andy..the wood combination of Pecan and Walnut work great together…and the hinges are outstanding.

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 01:10 AM

Thanks guys. Greg, You changed your handle AND your pic again. The one with your lady was my fav (for what that’s worth).

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

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 01:13 AM

Good work Andy! Another masterpiece.

I’ve got another EZ Mitre box in the works and it’s becoming a lesson in how it’s important to PAY ATTENTION!! I’ve been distracted lately and the workshop projects are paying the price.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 01:26 AM

i like how you water falled the grain andy

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 02:11 AM

Another great one Andy

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 03:58 AM


You have probably used it before, but I just haven’t noticed the dado on the inside that you fill with a lip to make the seal you are talking about. I like the contrast that the lip creates when you open the box. I take it that the dado is cut with a router?

Why stop with a 90 degree turn…why not a 45 degree stripe? Or a chevron?

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 04:08 AM

Nice box, that hinge is awsome.

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#11 posted 06-01-2012 05:08 AM

Andy you have got good at these those henges

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 06-01-2012 05:56 AM

This is nice Andy. You are a prolific worker.
Thanks for the hinge credit.

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

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 09:52 AM

Andy, you’ve raised the bar again! I like pic 3, showcases the hinge,handle and interior.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#14 posted 06-01-2012 11:03 AM

The hinge man … the hinge … I want to do that.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#15 posted 06-01-2012 11:08 AM

Elegant appearance, and looks simpler than it is. Nice wood choices. Nice hinge. Nice interior.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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