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Project by littlecope posted 06-14-2020 12:43 AM 917 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While rummaging around in my basement, I came across four sides to a box that I had begun about ten years ago.
They had been cut to length and marked for cutting the box joints… and then abandoned until yesterday…
The four Maple sides were coupled with some Mahogany to make a quick, simple box, and then today the top was cut off and small, Mahogany hinges were added… It had been a long time since I made Hinges of this kind, and these were very small ones (they’re not the prettiest ones, but they sure work nice!)

13 June 2020

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 06-14-2020 02:21 AM

Nice work Mike. Going to name it “Procrastination?” ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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littlecope

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#2 posted 06-14-2020 10:47 AM

Good idea Bob! Or maybe “Lost & Found”?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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~Julie~

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#3 posted 06-14-2020 12:42 PM

Hi Mike, nice box, love the hinges! I have been wanting to try making hinges for years, but never did.

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.ca

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#4 posted 06-14-2020 01:39 PM

Nice finish to that old project, Mike.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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littlecope

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#5 posted 06-14-2020 01:52 PM

Hi Julie, nice to hear from you! I hope you and yours are well… Thank you very much for your kind words
Thanks also to you Jim!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 06-14-2020 03:59 PM

Mike, nice work I especially like the hinges. I like splines over box joints, but that is just a matter of personal choice. This will certainly be a sturdy box. Just by way of sharing ideas you might look here for more about finger lifts. Good idea to take this project out of the “Time Out Corner.” Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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MrWolfe

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#7 posted 06-14-2020 04:29 PM

Sweet box and great job on the hinges.
I’m glad you finished it as it is a cool box.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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littlecope

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#8 posted 06-14-2020 04:55 PM

Thank You Al and Jon!
I was thinking of you when I made this Alan… I already had a round-over bit in my “router table set-up” from the headboard project, so decided to run this through and make it “more like a used bar of soap” as you once commented… I hope you are doing well too my Friend!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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lew

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#9 posted 06-14-2020 05:34 PM

Fabulous little box, Mike!
I have always admired your wood hinges.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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littlecope

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#10 posted 06-14-2020 06:37 PM

Thanks very much Lew! It is a pleasure to do some work in the shop rather than on it for a change

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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