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Project by littlecope posted 664 days ago 1585 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is… the latest box…
This box was a disjointed, near-year in the making, and filled with not a few “throw it in the air, and see if it flies” ideas.
The sides were cut on the band-saw I no longer have, as an experiment in re-sawing. The piece that I cut, an old cribbing block, had so many splits in it that it was iffy whether it was going to be usable in the first place…
I crossed my fingers that the splits didn’t extend into what I used…
With the panels, I didn’t really have the most desirable scraps to use either, and settled for some 5/8” cherry that was kicking around… The too-thick panels ended up “proud” of the box sides, something I always wanted to try at least once… But these caused a bit of consternation when I attached the hinges… The weight of the lid caused the box to want to rock backwards… Feet were added, only in the back, because I found the front being “off the table” visually interesting…
The hinges were supposed to be a very simple set (and they are) but I had a hard time visualizing them this time… Maybe I misplaced my mind somewhere in all the moving… I’m sure it will turn up, tucked away in one of the as-yet unsorted moving boxes…
I had an idea for a latch for this, but the box doesn’t want one… I’ll have to save the thought for another time…
Another idea, is to flock this thing… but I’m still up in the air on that too…??
This box actually has an intended recipient this time, a rare occurrence… I’m going to give it to my Mom’s best friend and neighbor (of over 50 years!) Mrs. T, to try to thank her… for Everything…
But first, I have to fill it with Candy… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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Lenny

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#1 posted 664 days ago

It turned out great Mike. All the worry, concern and effort paid off. The hinges are so unique and striking. I am certain your Mom’s friend will love and cherish it.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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moonls

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#2 posted 664 days ago

A great job Mike and I’m sure this will be much appreciated by Mrs. T!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Stephen Mines

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#3 posted 664 days ago

Looks really neat…love those hinges! Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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Karson

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#4 posted 664 days ago

Those hinges remind me of the old child’s nursery rhyme

Here’s the church, Here’s the steeple. Open the door and see all the people.

Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 664 days ago

Those hinges are the best you have posted yet. I really want to try them but I’m still studying how to do them with all power tools. I think I’m about there: saw the shape on the bandsaw, OSS to sand/shape, drill press, and done? Your stuff always impresses me with your innovation. This will be a great gift after you fill it with candy YOU MADE!

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

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patron

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#6 posted 664 days ago

new home
new shop

and a new box

what a great combo

MRS T will be very happy

-- 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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BertFlores58

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#7 posted 664 days ago

Simple box and yet outstanding revealing the intricasy of box joint and specially the hinges. The best method of a hinge is really the clampshell style making a good pivot and opening limit as what you had done.
God bless.

-- Bert

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itsmic

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#8 posted 664 days ago

Hi Mike

Nice looking box with lots of interesting features, those hinges are really cool, moving on up to the east side can be lots of work, Great to see more of Your work, it’s always nice to see fine work done with less than the 500k shop, it is the sign of a real craftsman, Mrs T is going to love it, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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lew

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#9 posted 664 days ago

Beautiful, Mike! Mrs. T will cherish it always.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 664 days ago

Nice box for candy….Looks like it will fit a whitman sampler perfectly…:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ellen35

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#11 posted 664 days ago

nice…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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stefang

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#12 posted 664 days ago

Another great box Mike. I love the hinges and the whole thing actually.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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RogerBean

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#13 posted 664 days ago

Nothing wrong with simple. A lot right with it, actually.
Roger

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 664 days ago

I love the hinges! The whole box is great! She is going to love it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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TimWood

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#15 posted 664 days ago

Especially love the hinges….wanna share on the how to’s of making them? Resembles like bear claws.

-- Tim Harrelson

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