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Forum topic by DKV posted 498 days ago 868 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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498 days ago

Is it more difficult to build a small box with a hinged lid or is it more difficult to build a cabinet with a door? Personally I vote for the box. Much more intricate and much more attention to detail required. Hinges on a cabinet door are much easier. I’ve done both cabinet and box and that’s what I think.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 498 days ago

I agree.

Is this Pandora’s box we’re talking about by any chance?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 498 days ago

If you make boxes try making your own wooden hand made hinges. I do it a lot and never try to copy a normal hinge make them either slightly rustic big and bold or neat and tidy but always bigger for strength have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 498 days ago

Charlie, could well be. Curiosity is awesome.

Scotsman, I do make my own wooden hinges. I have made 1/16 inch thick hinges with a 1/32 inch brass wire. Never used it though because I didn’t think it would hold up to my grandkids…My wooden hinges are typically 1/8 or 1/4 inch thick. I try to keep them subtle. People notice though…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#4 posted 498 days ago

I gotta say the box is much harder to do (I cheat and build the sides to width including the top, then rip the top off…get pretty close to a grain match that way). Cabinet doors??? I buy bulk at about $1 for face frame euro self closers…6 way adjustables.

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#5 posted 498 days ago

Teejk, I should specified everything self made. Raised panel cathedral doors take patience unless you do them everyday.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#6 posted 498 days ago

The most difficult thing is finding all the time you want to spend in the shop making these wonderful projects. Can I get an Amen?

(laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Amen. How long to retirement Michael?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 498 days ago

In the Corps, my time is done…. as for civilian retirement I have some time. If Bearpaw can go past 70 I am good for the same.. ( laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 498 days ago

You making this box as a gift for the new Pope?

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#10 posted 498 days ago

We have a new pope?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 498 days ago

Yes DKV.

He was thinking of taking the name John Paul III, but settled on George Ringo instead.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 498 days ago

The first? These things are important.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#13 posted 498 days ago

I was thinking…”you guys, you guys, you guys…just when I thought I was back into woodworking I get drug back into the Catholic thing.” Then I kept thinking…you do know that Catholics make boxes, don’t you? They’re called confessional boxes. :)

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#14 posted 498 days ago

Yes. “first” is not used if the name is original. If a successor chooses to use that name again, he would be George Ringo II.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 498 days ago

You guys know that I’m on the Lumberjocks Watch List? You might get pulled in just through association. Debbie keeps a close watch on me (bless her heart). People read my posts hoping that they can flag me. Life is tough…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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