Presentation Box with Shipwright Hinge

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Project by rmac posted 11-30-2012 03:22 AM 3836 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When all your brother-in-law wants for Christmas is a cheap plastic comb, the least you can do it put it in a nice box. This one’s made of cherry, and uses Shipwright's great integral hinge idea. The inserts are styrofoam with black velvet attached using 3M spray adhesive. Finished with wipe-on poly and wax.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 03:36 AM

That’s one heck of a box for a comb! Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 04:52 AM

terrific looking box. The hinges are awesome.

thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 12:47 PM

Now that’s thinking outside the box! Great looking hinge and the mangnetic catch makes it easy to open!
I hope his gift matches the bathroom decor!
Nice work!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 12:57 PM

This is a great looking box, and the job you did on the hinge is excellent.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#5 posted 11-30-2012 01:02 PM

Great looking box, and beautiful hinge, but a purple comb?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 01:53 PM

Thanks, guys, for the kind words.

Oldtool: There’s a story behind the purple comb that’s way too long and way too boring to bother with here. Suffice to say that this is not just any purple comb, and that the recipient will understand and appreciate it fully!


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#7 posted 11-30-2012 02:40 PM

Nice looking box Russ and a super job on the integral hinge.You nailed the “elegant” part.

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2012 03:39 PM

Well, that’s something you don’t see every day. Nice work, by the way.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 11-30-2012 03:44 PM

Great job on this box, and many thanks for the link to Shipwright’s hinge (this was posted before I became aware of LJs and intend to use it). And, thanks to Shipwright!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 06:01 PM

Love it, and the hinge!

-- ~Julie~

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 11:15 PM

Not just a hinge but on a mitered corner. Impressive!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 12:04 AM

Not just a hinge but on a mitered corner.

Yup. I scratched my head for a while over that little detail.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#13 posted 12-01-2012 01:34 AM

Great box and SUPER job on the hinge. I’m still scratching my head on how you accomplished that on the mitered corners. Maybe post a few pics/blog on how you did that?

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

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#14 posted 12-01-2012 04:29 AM


Your box is elegant! Wonderful choice of wood and beautiful craftsmanship! Really like the magnet closing. Shipwright’s hinge adds to its charm. (I used Shipwright’s hinge on my one-and-only box several months ago—on mitered corners—and I was amazed at the simplicity. His instructions made it amazingly easy—even for a dummy like me.)


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 12-02-2012 01:08 PM

Now THAT is really nice! Love the hinge work!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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