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Just dawned on me that the hinges and latch seem to be made of wood. Did you make those too? Somehow I don't think you can find hardware with the perfect curve like that. How about a close up of the hinges and latch?
Tom, I don't have any pic's of the hinges alone. They are pretty simple,They did have to be ground out to conform to the curvature ,not the same on each. They are buried in the bark so that they attach to the wood. I will look and see if I have the first ones that broke when I installed them and send a picture of it.
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My goodness, Herb. You really know how to separate the men from the boys - I barely scrape into the latter category. Did you slice up the log with a bandsaw or a chainsaw?
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What imagination and skill Herb, amazing.
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That was a great choice on how to use the log to make the keepsake box.

I'm sure he will like the box and hopefully, it will give him a reason to continue his healing from the ordeal.
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Great job Herb !! Very special box for a good friend!
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Original, creative, useful, beautifully crafted -- and a real conversation starter -- he must be very pleased with it.
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Just dawned on me that the hinges and latch seem to be made of wood. Did you make those too? Somehow I don't think you can find hardware with the perfect curve like that. How about a close up of the hinges and latch?
Tom, here are some pictures of some that broke when installing and I had to re-make them.
It took about 3 sets before I got usable ones. The cedar likes to split easily, that is why cedar makes good shingles for roofs. But this illustrates how much they had to be ground out conform to the curvature of the log.
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This is so original and creative! Amazing! And a very nice gesture to your friend. Hope he gets better.
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Even though unlucky events brought this all about. I can't think of a nicer way to tell him, "You are my friend". A true friend you are Herb. He is a lucky man in that respect.
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An update on the box, I gave it to him on Monday and he was very genuinely happy with it. It sets in his living room off to the side of the gas fireplace on the hearth. It kind of looks at home there too. Just what he needed to cheer him up a bit.
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