Box using the Rob Cosman wood hinge!

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Project by Scott Landry posted 03-13-2018 12:14 AM 775 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for a donation to an auction. It was an opportunity to use the Rob Cosman hinge. I bought his jig. It’s pretty easy once you learn to make the doll rod to the exact size. It’s a simple box. But I love this hinge. Can’t see it when the box is closed. So cool. Made entirely of walnut. Finish is shellac base coat and then general finishes high performance. Thanks guys.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 12:19 AM

That is very nice…..GREAT job!!

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 12:34 AM

That is very nice…..GREAT job!!

AND then SOME!

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 01:05 AM

Nice job. Really like the grain selection too.

Never heard of these hinges before, will have to check it out. Looks really cool.

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 02:06 AM

Job well done great looking wood choice

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#5 posted 03-13-2018 02:58 AM

That walnut looks great. I really like the design – let’s that beautiful walnut really shine. Wow. Nice project to donate.

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#6 posted 03-13-2018 08:50 AM

Good looking box, and well done with the hinge.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 03-13-2018 11:40 AM

beautiful box… love that hinge.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#8 posted 03-13-2018 11:54 AM

This Box is beautiful Scott well built with amazing wood plus the wooden hinge tops it all off.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#9 posted 03-13-2018 02:41 PM

The box is gorgeous. Would you mind posting another picture of the box lid? I think I see a crazy grain structure that will blow my mind. Also, I really should read more. Never heard of Rob Cosman hinges. I tend to do everything the hard way and spend too much time trying to figure it out when someone else has already figured it out for me. Thanks for that tip too.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#10 posted 03-13-2018 04:04 PM

An hour ago I didn’t know about a Rob Cosman Hinge Kit and now I kinda want one. Thanks (I think)

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#11 posted 03-13-2018 07:15 PM

Added that pic you requested Brent

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#12 posted 03-13-2018 07:52 PM

Scott, this box turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 03-14-2018 11:01 PM

Thanks for turning me on to that Rob Cosman video—that looks amazing!

I’m intrigued, for sure—and you did a nice job.

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#14 posted 03-17-2018 04:17 PM

I’m with all the other guys on here re: the Rob Cosman hinge – that’s amazing and executed very well on your piece. Thanks for sharing. There is a dowel in the sides and top that align when closed, does that hide a magnet or is it decorative, just curious thanks.

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