Heart hinges

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Project by JohnnyRThrottle posted 01-28-2013 04:56 PM 1467 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost forgot about this one. This was the last of the American Black Cherry. My niece, who is really like a daughter to me, asked me for a small box for her to put her stuff in. I knew she loved hearts so I came up with the heart hinges. I ended up making three and kept the best two. I made them on the belt sander and wheel. I really like the experimentation of trying new things and this time I think I nailed it. I also played around with some little pieces of aromatic cedar and made a couple of small hearts for inside the lid. I got a nice piece of brown velvet for the bottom. I also built a sliding tray to finish it off. Again with some left over aromatic cedar I trimmed the top of the tray. I love the lines in the wood grain and it shined up beautifully. The book shelf was my first attempt at doing that sort of thing. I made it for my grandson. It was made of poplar with a red cedar trim. The trim was an afterthought because it was a little messy on the front and I was trying to figure out how to fix it when I happened to look over at the scrap bin and there was the red cedar. I got a little creative with the top and gave it a bit of a peak Then I saw the triangle piece and with a bit of sanding and trimming I added it to the middle and voila. Anyways, thanks for looking, Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 05:00 PM

They both look great Johnny

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 02:12 AM

Love the heart hinges but totally confused as to how you made them “on the belt sander and wheel”. I assume you made the hinges and then shaped them on the sander? I really like the way they stop at 90 degrees.

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

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:35 AM

I guess I forgot the step where I cut the heart shape on the band saw after I made the hinges. Sorry about that. It was a bit of luck getting them just right. I had a good teacher.

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 02:40 AM

Nice Job John, I like the way you used the hinges for a lid stop too…

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

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:53 PM

Real cool!

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 02:57 PM

Wonderful box, inside and out have hearts. Love the peak on the shelf, giving an edge over the other cabinets.


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#7 posted 10-27-2016 11:51 AM

Wow! Johnny, this certainly is a beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 10-27-2016 01:57 PM

love them hinges ….... very kewl …....... GREAT JOB

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