"Art Box" Tutorial #9: It all hinges on this.

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Blog entry by Andy posted 07-17-2009 03:53 PM 26514 reads 24 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: The Handle Part 9 of "Art Box" Tutorial series Part 10: Pin Hinges »

Updated 1/16/12

This is where you need to decide how you want to open your box.

I mentioned at the outset about some of the different boxes I have made and how they hinge differently from one another. All are good, but you may have a preference in style or it may be your ability that decides for you.

The pin hinge is what we will mainly be focusing on and was used on this box.

Chapter 10 will discuss this style.

The Deco box uses a standard brass butt hinge with a stop strap. ( The Deco box has a comepletely different type of lid as you can see but was included because it has butt hinges.)

You could also use a butt hinge with built in stops, they cost about $30 a pair.
Or you could use barrel hinges like I did on the Secret box, they run about $16 a pair.

Chapter 11 will cover this style.

Or you can just make a lift off lid like I used for the Designer boxes.
I am not going to cover this style at this time.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

8 comments so far

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 05:14 PM

This series is great!!!
Thanks for all the time you have put in. I can’t wait to try some of this.


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#2 posted 07-17-2009 05:15 PM

Very informitive it looks like the handle is a work of art by itself. good job


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#3 posted 07-17-2009 06:57 PM

Thank you for all you’ve put into this! Great boxes and great teaching!

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#4 posted 07-17-2009 07:09 PM

I am really enjoying your entire series, what a fantastic job!!!

I am knee deep in 4 commisioned boxes now but when I am done, I am going back through all the series and start an “Art box” of my own, with your wonderful inspiration. Thanks again Andy !!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 07-17-2009 09:11 PM

I am glad this series is making sense.Let me know of any corrections needed.
Thanks for the comments.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#6 posted 07-18-2009 03:35 PM

Like reading a good book. Can’t put it down.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 06:19 PM

Here is where we start the shaping,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 07:59 PM

Great tutorial…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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