There are lot of hinges that we can use for boxes. Hardwares such as metals, brass, and others are hard to find in the local hardware here in my place. Pin hinges are easy to do but not very convenient to use when the wood are not so strong to hold the pin. Often times, drilled holes are not allign.
From 1/4 thick of yakal (strong wood found in the philippines as railroad ties) with groove of 1/8 to fit in the rod. The hinges are spaced 1/2 inch cut. I use back saw to cut the lines and routed the waisted slots using 1/4 straight bit.
This is important to allign the two hinges… incidentally, I was not so excited to cut the pins otherwise I don’t have longer rods.
The masking tape helping out for the gluing.
the real clamps working.
Then sanding it and here it is…
I learned a lot on the wooden hinges…
The wood must not be necessary hard but must be firm and will not crack. Some softwood are much better to use as easier to route and will absorb a lot of glue to strenghten it. The one I use in this is hard but I did not realized that it is also very brittle and splits easily.
I will post another part as soon as the latch and handle is installed.
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Have a nice day!