Homemade wood hinges with built in stop at 95 degrees

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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 03-13-2016 05:20 AM 2865 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making wood hinges lately and this is one that has been carved into the box design. It has a built in stop at around 95 – 100 degrees.
The box and hinges are made from Cumaru…this wood is usually used for decking and is outrageously dense, hard and heavy. However, it sure has some nice grain.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 07:10 AM


This is a wow piece. Why? Not just cause you made it but you took static albeit interesting wooden hinges that are often something that look added on to me, AND you integrated them into this box.

An ultimate achievement. I LIKE IT!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 09:33 AM

Wood looks beautiful indeed, as well as sculptured box. Bravo for wooden home made hinges. Maybe it is better if wood is more dense, at least you don’t have chip offs like with pine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 04:27 PM

Hey Greg, if there is “nice grain” out there I have every confidence that you will find it ….. And show it off at its very best.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 03-13-2016 06:02 PM

Beautiful box, Greg!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-13-2016 06:13 PM

Beautiful box! I love that grain, the hinges, and the organic look of it! Makes me want to reach out and touch it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 07:35 PM

That a great looking box and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 01:11 AM

Outstanding, and you know I love the hinges.

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

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 12:03 PM

I bet that took some time. very nice

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#9 posted 03-14-2016 01:23 PM

Nice lining I hope it didnt come from picture No 5!!

-- Regards Rob

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 03-14-2016 02:27 PM

thanks guys...this has been a crazy week with all the storms…we have had 8+Inches of rain.

The one road out of here is under water at the bridge by the creek where we have to drive over to get out. Between the Amite River, Bayou Manchac and Muddy creek all cresting, Carol and I could not get out to go to a show we had planned this past weekend…Fortunately the house, barn and sheds are all dry.

Really tired of Rain…!

More rain is predicted starting this Thursday and we don’t know if will stop us from our show we have planned in Fairhope this coming weekend.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#11 posted 03-14-2016 02:58 PM

Beautiful box, I love the hinges too.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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