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Forum topic by BrianA posted 11-13-2021 04:51 PM 288 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2021 04:51 PM

Looking to make a walnut folding step stool like this need to find a hinge that will work. Lock in the open position.
Any ideas where to find it?

Brian


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#1 posted 11-13-2021 05:13 PM

I think you may need to look into the adjustable lid hinges like for toy chests or the cabinet doors that swing upwards and lock in place. Like for example:

https://www.hingeoutlet.com/collections/locking-lid-hinges/products/180-locking-lid-support-steel-construction-nickel-finish-sold-individually

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#2 posted 11-13-2021 05:16 PM

Are you sure you want to do this?
The cost in walnut will be enough to buy three or four aluminium steps, and the wood will move all over the place with heat and humidity.
Let alone the extra weight.

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#3 posted 11-13-2021 10:40 PM

Yes I am sure I want to make it, just a step stool for the kitchen.
Maybe there is a clever way to make a hinge. But still needs to be safe.

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#4 posted 11-13-2021 11:22 PM

Btw, Paul Sellers made some nice wooden ladders, you may need to watch the Masterclass to see what hinges he used. I don’t recognize them.

https://paulsellers.com/2017/06/step-ladder-making-enjoyed/

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#5 posted 11-13-2021 11:44 PM

Wow, Thanks. Those are pretty cool.
Almost like the hinge on one of those fold able ladders.

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#6 posted 11-14-2021 12:21 AM



Wow, Thanks. Those are pretty cool.
Almost like the hinge on one of those fold able ladders.

- BrianA

Since I have an account on WWMC i looked at the info page, Paul uses these, it states they open to about 30 degrees and Paul shows in the videos how to adjust them to 38 degrees needed for this design. Basically these here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/112714974588

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#7 posted 11-14-2021 01:58 AM

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ladder-Strip-Hinge-Hinges-Hooks/dp/B017BWGK6M

associate i know uses these for his fandangles he makes for ladders or step ups as he calls them
Rj in az

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#8 posted 11-14-2021 02:17 AM

If you are serious about making a wooden hinge this is the best thing I’ve come across. Not cheap but once you get the hang of it you’ll be using it for other things.

Incra Hingecrafter

Then again this may not be the type of hinge you’re looking for.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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