Okie Version Of EZ Miter Box

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-25-2012 12:23 AM 3030 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After Chris posted his success with this technique, I decided to try it. Dimensions:12×7x4 1/2”. Poplar box,walnut “lipping”, and spalted white oak handle. The bottom panel is the last of my antique ply. Finished with BLO and wax. I had to add the Shipwright hinge and the ‘feet’ so my buddies would recognize it as mine.LOL Give me some input on the pics:black background vs. outdoors? Thanks to BritBoxmaker for posting the EZ Miter blog.

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

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 12:30 AM

Nice job Andy, I have got to try this.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 12:39 AM

Really like the long hinge.

Feet??, seem more like slippers. Nice look, but FEET??

The outdoors pictures seemed too busy, but the sunlight seemed to do better on showing off the wood.


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#3 posted 05-25-2012 12:47 AM

Andy you are getting good at these boxes , and the pics look great too. i like the out side one the best.those are some clear ,crisp shots you took with your camera

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Chris Cook

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 12:57 AM

That came out great Andy! The grain flows in the box as well as in the signature hinge!

It looks like you followed Martyn’s technique better than I did!


-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 01:00 AM

Thanks guys. Chris, Your boxes inspired me to try this. Maybe the next one will be a nicer wood than the poplar.

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

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#6 posted 05-25-2012 01:13 AM

Nice box as always Andy. I like the outdoorsee pics. Kinda gives it a lil somethin. dats my 2-cents

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 02:42 AM


To my eye this form has great appeal. It flows, and the “foot” is a sleek touch. The lining square of darker wood is an eye grabber too. The wooden hinge and lift add to the charm and appeal of this design. Nice work.

If you want readers to focus on the box, use a plain background. If you want readers to carry away a mood…ues the flowers. As a middle course…if you go to your local camera shop, they will have rolls of paper for backgrounds. They are a more neutral color.

Have you considered making some internal pieces for your boxes…trays, jewelry holders, dividers for tea bags, or the like? If your goal is still sales…my experience is that boxes that do something specific have more sales appeal.

Again, nice work and an elegant design. I like the feel of this box.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 03:01 AM

Big Al- I went back and made lift out trays with dividers for all of my ‘frame top’ boxes. We’ll see if it helps. They are a PITA to make compared to boxes (which are pure fun!). Roger, Did you notice the ants in the outdoor pics?

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

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#9 posted 05-25-2012 03:14 AM

First of all andy the Box is extra nice looking and the hinges are spectacular. The contrasting woods add that great touch of class.
The outdoor photos definitely provide the best natural light and clarity. The black background causes me to focus entirely on the box and does not provide ant distractions. You should try outside photos with a solid backdrop.

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 03:20 AM

Thanks Greg. Those ants are distracting aren’t they? LOL I will try more outdoor shots but I have learned that you have to be in the shade or you get a lot of glare off the finish.

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

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#11 posted 05-25-2012 03:35 AM

Nice Andy.
Thanks for the little credit but I think they are maybe Andy hinges now.
I really like this one.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 07:14 AM

Super box Andy, your trademark is implanted on it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 05-25-2012 09:12 AM

what a great evolution you are on andy

each better than the last
yet each stands on it’s own

sorry not to comment to much lately
i’m still having log in problems here
so can’t comment as i used to
and don’t get any buddy notices at all

keep up the good work

-- 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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#14 posted 05-25-2012 12:30 PM

Nice Andy, very nice.

As far as the photos; the outside ones have better lighting and the box looks better, but a bit too much background ‘noise’. The black is too black for me – try a lighter color.

I really need to try one of these.
Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 05-25-2012 01:57 PM

Very good, Andy. Thanks for helping to show its not as difficult as people think it is.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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