Dado set box with soss hinges

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Project by animal posted 06-01-2012 05:23 AM 2722 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used some old walnut I have been hording for a long time. I cut, ripped, resawed and glued them all together. Made some wood knobs, attached a sawed off bolt, turned some plugs for alignment of the dados, threaded the wood plugs and presto, they hold both sides down. Installed the hinges and then could not bring myself to add any other hardware, so I used a small turned dowel to lock it in the closed position.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 07:45 AM

Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 11:13 AM

I really like it. Tell us more about the small turned dowel to lock it in the closed position, please. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 11:28 AM

Iève seen your posts on the boxes you have made for your bits and blades. All look very nice. I have always wanted to make better boxes for some of my tools, to get them out of the cardboard or plastic containers they originally came in. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 12:35 PM

gr8 way to recycle some good, small pieces o good woods

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

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 02:23 PM

Nice.. Great idea for holding and keeping your prized tools I am thinking of more boxes for my tools too…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 03:12 PM

nice. at some point we have to find a great use for all the wood hoarding right? =)

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 07:07 PM

This beats the crap out of my pathetic shop made blade storage box. Great use for some leftover wood!

-- Salt Lake City, UT My goal is to live forever - so far, so good.

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#8 posted 06-02-2012 01:28 AM

Now that is a fancy blade box!

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2012 06:33 AM

The dowel is nothing special, just drill and install, then drill the mating hole a smidgen off center to make it tight when the box is closed. It uses the tension of the hinges to keep it tight and does not flop open when you dont want it to.
I like the reverse rabbit (what I call it) as it allows tighter joints. It still shows a lot of end grain, which in a way can be attractive, but I still am working on another type of joint. I dont like miters. I have used them extensively, but they still cause me headaches. I will get back to you all when I come up with something else and get proficient with it use.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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#10 posted 06-04-2012 05:47 PM

Nice Box, well constructed and very attrative, plus has a job to do, the dado rabbet joints(reverse rabbit) you have made are excellent, nice choice for this box, Joinery is lots of fun to experiment with, be looking to see what You come up with, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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