Hinges on the Botttom Box

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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 11-08-2009 04:41 AM 3190 views 19 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looking for a different way to easily hinge a box without cosmetic appearance and this is how it turned out. I had to put a base on it to give the lid clearance to open. It is only about 4” square made from a small piece of removed wood from a different box and a walnut for the lid. I took a piece of the cut out from this box and incorporated it into the walnut lid. Just make sure you leave the back part of the lid towards the bottom thick enough to get hinges on. Poly finish.

-- enjoy your wood...

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 05:07 AM

Nicely made box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 05:09 AM

No that’s different and who would have thunk it, not me..I like that, nice work.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 05:09 AM

Awesome box I like the design what was the purpose of its size “ring”???

-- David '65

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 05:58 AM

novel approach. me likey.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 06:10 AM

I like it too

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 11-08-2009 06:59 AM

Cool design. Something to remember. Thanks for posting.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#7 posted 11-08-2009 07:18 AM

Great idea!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 11-08-2009 07:25 AM

Nice design. I like the way when it’s closed, you don’t see the hinges.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 11-08-2009 10:00 AM

This is absolutely ‘out of the box’ making will never be the same…...great job!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 11-08-2009 03:10 PM

This is a pretty interesting box. The hinges are unique and imaginative.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 11-08-2009 04:25 PM

Very creative thinking.

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

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#13 posted 11-08-2009 09:03 PM

Awesome idea, will have to try it.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#14 posted 11-08-2009 09:18 PM

That’s a great idea. I like the fact that the hinges are concealed. Beautiful work.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#15 posted 11-08-2009 10:21 PM

Unique idea and a very nicely designed and constructed box. You should be very proud of the hinge idea. We have seen many boxes on LJ, but none with a hinge set-up like yours.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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