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Project by DickB posted 453 days ago 1461 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry in the Baileigh Industrial “build a box” competition at SMC. I see that fellow contestant Bill posted his very beautiful contest entry here on Lumberjocks, so I thought I would also post my entry. My entry is entitled “B cubed” for Baileigh Bit Box, as it is a storage box for my router bits.

Contestants were asked to describe how their box was made, so I created a video on design and construction:
http://youtu.be/xmx3Tpoj7pk

I hope that you can take a few minutes to watch the video. I won’t repeat all of that here, other than to point out a unique feature of this box, the articulated hinges. Due to the curvature of the top, standard hinges would not work. The hidden articulated hinges that I designed allow the top to move upward to clear the back.

-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com





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brucethecontrarian

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#1 posted 453 days ago

Wonderful hinges – excellent construction. Designing and making the hinges alone should put you in the medals.

-- Bruce, UK

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 453 days ago

Fantastic build. Great detail, nice craftsmanship.

-- "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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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 453 days ago

I find the box beautiful. The lib hinge assembly is ingenious. Another post devoted to its construction wiould be wonderful.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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itsmic

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#4 posted 453 days ago

WOW, What a Graeat box, this project covers a lot of skill sets with mastery of art, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 453 days ago

Very cool box ,it has lots of great details,excellent build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ASUAlumni02

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#6 posted 453 days ago

Love the box and good video

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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DickB

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#7 posted 453 days ago

Thanks Max. There was really not a lot more that went into the hinge construction than what is shown in the video. I took the basic geometry from the trunk lid hinge shown in the video and made up a wood mule on my bench with some scraps. I started with just one hinge and a simple board representing one of the box sides, and a 3/4” x 3/4” stick representing the top, which was laid against the top edge of the “side” board. Sort of a 2D version of the box. I drilled a row of holes in small sticks, spaced at 1/2” or so intervals. Again, starting with the approximate trunk hinge geometry, I attached the two hinge arms to the “top” and “side” with screws, then operated the hinge. I experimented with different length arms by choosing different holes in the arms, and various attachment points on the “top” and “side”. The latter looked like Swiss cheese when I had finished. It was really trial and error. I guess I should have taken more photos or videos of that process. Once I got the action that I needed, I checked a final time with mule parts fastened to the actual box and lid with hot melt glue – this part of the process is in the video. I then took the exact arm length dimensions and pivot point locations to the CNC Designer software to produce the final parts, and mark the locations for the screw pilot holes in the box sides and lid brackets.

-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com

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stefang

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#8 posted 453 days ago

Amazing project and an amazing result Dick. I think it took a lot of talent and knowhow to create this wonderful box. If you don’t win I will be surprised.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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sras

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#9 posted 453 days ago

Great looking box – but I love the hinge design! Trial and error design works great.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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obi999

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#10 posted 453 days ago

incredible! That work is absolutely great.
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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ScottKaye

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#11 posted 453 days ago

I have seen “SMC” a few times now. I googled it and cant find anything to do with woodworking. So what is SMC?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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HumidorMinister

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#12 posted 453 days ago

Dick has done a superb job. Love the hinges and the shape of the box is right on. It’s still anyone’s game no matter what. There are thousands of members there and only a few have voted. I can only hope my entry has inspired you as much as yours has inspired me. well done my friend.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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iamcliff

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widdle

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#14 posted 453 days ago

creative..very good..

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DickB

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#15 posted 453 days ago

SMC = Sawmill Creek . org

-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com

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