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Pecan/Walnut EZ Mitre box/Wooden hinge

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Project by gfadvm posted 782 days ago 2059 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 782 days ago

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

Your Friend,

Nate

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 782 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Granddaddy1

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#3 posted 782 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 782 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 782 days ago

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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Chris Cook

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#6 posted 782 days ago

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

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vonhagen

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#7 posted 782 days ago

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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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#8 posted 782 days ago

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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Boxguy

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#9 posted 782 days ago

Andy,

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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tpalm

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#10 posted 782 days ago

Nice box, that hinge is awsome.

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eddie

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#11 posted 782 days ago

Andy you have got good at these boxes.love those henges

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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shipwright

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#12 posted 782 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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bowtie

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#13 posted 782 days ago

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

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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nomercadies

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#14 posted 781 days ago

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

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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FloridaArt

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#15 posted 781 days ago

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

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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