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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-29-2012 11:38 AM 1505 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all, I don’t think this is how my box instructors want the hinge mounted (that would be gfadvm and all the other box makers on this site). But it works well and I’ll put it on my learning curve.

Made of Beetle Pine. Trying to put together some boxes for shows, but my wife keeps giving the to “friends in need”! Ugh. Such is life.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 12:21 PM

Very nice! Man I have to get busy to keep up with you!! The hinge turned out great. You did a great job on this and I love the natural look to the top. It’s a beauty for sure.

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

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 04:54 PM

monte, nice work. ever thought of giving away any of the wifes shoes?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

#3 posted 05-29-2012 05:43 PM

Very nice work Monte

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 06:49 PM

Looks really good! I like the left-hand protrusion for a lid lift. It leaves the right free to reach in for contents. Well thought out (and reversible for some customers, if you get any before your wife gives it away.)


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#5 posted 05-29-2012 08:57 PM


Looks like progress in boxing making. May be time for some splines.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 01:09 AM

WAY TO GO MONTE! The hinge turned out very well. I don’t see a problem with how you mounted it (I think mine are done the same way). Now you need to add a little shape/contour to the hinges. I like to round over the edges and cut the ends to an angle or curve. You sure picked this up a lot quicker than I did. You made me proud!

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

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 01:12 AM

super Job Monte ,very cool hinge


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#8 posted 05-30-2012 02:50 AM

Great box! Iove that hinge, looks awesome.

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

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