I Love These Hinges!

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Project by gfadvm posted 02-06-2012 05:30 PM 3425 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a thank you gift for some friends in S.Dakota. Box is mesquite with no glue box joints (pinned with 1/8” dowels), dividers and tray are black walnut, finish is BLO and shellac, and the hinges are Shipwright style of mesquite with live edge. It’s going to be hard to part with this one!

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

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 05:33 PM

nice work

and great hinge

both you and paul
have done well
with this

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 05:35 PM

I agree. The hinges are terrific!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 05:37 PM

Great job. I like the hinges. Are they separate from top and main body and fastened on? I’m gona try some wooden hinges one day when I build something large enough for them.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 05:44 PM

This box is a perfect example of refined rustic. The hinges are super.


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#5 posted 02-06-2012 05:51 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship.

The hinge, and everything else about this piece, is just so well done.

Very nice, indeed!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 02-06-2012 06:35 PM

Outstanding … love the live edge ,perfect how you used it on the hinge. Great gift.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#7 posted 02-06-2012 06:49 PM

Those hinges are great as is the wood. I love the worm holes and live edge.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 07:15 PM


-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 07:57 PM

andy, your just having to much fun here now, yes i sure love this box, now your making boxes that i would make, i love the natural woods used in this box, a nice natural edge and some great choices of mixing the wood, i love the hinges as well, isnt this fun!!!!!!!!!!.........your doing a great job here…you are now one of my favorite box makers….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 08:11 PM

That is a beautiful box. You’re getting pretty good at this Andy.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 02-06-2012 09:05 PM

Beautiful work

Um, I live in South Dakota &the I’ll be your friend! ?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 02-06-2012 10:11 PM

This is a really great box Andy. The entire combination of hinges, wood and craftsmanship really come together nice. I know what you mean by hating to part with it.

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#13 posted 02-06-2012 10:24 PM

Nice box. I really love the look of wooden hinges, and having done them myself, I can truly appreciate the amount of effort that went into them.


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#14 posted 02-07-2012 12:58 AM

Dewayne, The hinges on this box are separate and attached with TB3 glue. I had a strip of live edge that was waste that I couldn’t throw away so made the hinge from it. Thanks to all for the kind remarks.

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

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#15 posted 02-07-2012 01:20 AM

That’s a really nice piece, love those hinges. I am big fan of rustic pieces, wood should be admired in all it’s forms. Nature starts the project for us we just finish it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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