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Wood Hinge recipe box

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Project by Dan posted 01-22-2014 02:56 AM 2739 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is designed for 4×6 recipe cards. The hinges are from Teak and Peroba Rosa which I cut into strips and glued together, the idea being to create more strength at the stress points and add interest. The hinges don’t match as well as I planned in that I inadvertently flipped one over before gluing.

Anyway, the top is floating and made from Teak and maple strips, the body is maple.

Thanks for looking.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 03:03 AM

WOW, terrific looking box!!!! Great contrast.

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 03:12 AM

Those hinges are great!

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 03:36 AM

Outstanding….

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 04:19 AM

Daniel,

You have a lot of lovely features packed into a small space. Great box!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 04:25 AM

Super looking box, great hinges, very clean lines.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Dan

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 04:38 AM

Thanks all, I really appreciate your kind comments.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#7 posted 01-22-2014 05:34 AM

Nice design. Really good work on the hinges.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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GeneR

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#8 posted 01-22-2014 02:07 PM

nice job. The wooden hinges are on my list of things to do on a future box but I have yet to try to build them.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#9 posted 01-22-2014 09:11 PM

Lovely box – nicely crafted.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 01-23-2014 12:23 AM

Wonderful design and craftsmanship, Dan!

-- Billy

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#11 posted 01-23-2014 01:22 AM

Nice box! I don’t think I have seen wooden hinges inlaid into the box like that. Now, I need to try inlaying hinges!

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

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#12 posted 01-23-2014 01:50 AM

A fine box. Always pleasing to see wooden hinges and these are well done.

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Dan

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#13 posted 01-23-2014 05:20 AM

Thanks again everyone for your comments. One thing I’m considering doing is using thin flat brass stock sandwiched between wood strips in future hinges. It would be extra insurance against breakage and could look good as well.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#14 posted 01-27-2014 03:49 PM

Looks fantastic, awesome design and attractive wood combo. Gorgeous top and the hinges look amazing. Excellent job!

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#15 posted 02-11-2015 07:35 PM

This is incredible workmanship Dan.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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