wooden hinge

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Project by koog posted 04-03-2012 12:17 AM 2812 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest attempt…. box joints and a self designed hinge…its probably been done but I think it turned out

ok . I used a dado blade (1/2inch) and a jig(woodhaven 4555 jig) like the incra positioner(just not as fancy)that

can be used on a router or table saw table. Finish is minwax provencial and spray poly..several coats.

my wife claimed the box

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 12:26 AM

Very nice work on that hinge. I love that design and am gonna steal it if you dont mind. Nice box and your wife has a good eye!

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 12:38 AM

Keep up the good work

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 12:40 AM

Now that’s what I call a heavy duty box (from the massive box joints to the stout hinges). How thick is that wood?

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 01:30 PM

Koog: Nice box and good idea on the hinge. Do you have access to a band saw? If you do, you can resaw your wood and make a more delicate box of thinner wood (and stretch the wood, as well). And you can try another technique on the box. Make the box as a cube and then cut the lid off with the band saw. That provides a neat fit between lid and box and a grain continuation from top to bottom. Doesn’t lend itself well to your hinge design but that provides you with the opportunity to come up with a different hinge. You can use a table saw for these techniques as well but resawing wastes less wood (smaller kerf) on a band saw.

Keep up the good work.

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 02:39 PM

thanks for the comments….the wood is 3/4 inch thick

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 09:50 PM

Those are some cool hinges, and the box really turned out nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 12:37 AM

Koog, I get it now. The box is a lot smaller than I thought making the wood look really thick. Keep on with the wooden hinges. They are fun but addictive!

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

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