To life the Universe and everything. As all you readers of Douglas Adams’ Hitch-Hikers’s Guide to the Galaxy will know.
For me it is, as well as that, a quest for yet smaller wooden hinges. Don’t Panic (as the Guide says on it’s cover, in big, friendly, letters) I am prepared to fail on this one. This (lid removed for clarity) is what I am planning to achieve
A, cubic, reversible box with sides that are 42mm long and high by 3mm thick (1.65” by just under 1/8” thick for imperial readers).
You may well ask. I am going to use a variation on the clam shell technique used for 56 but this time I’m treating it almost like a parquetry exercise. I’m going to use three 1mm layers of wood, just over commercial veneer thickness, laminated like plywood. I plan to do all of the shaping work with a craft knife (X-acto in this case).
I’ve prepared three 1mm thick boards of Walnut, Sycamore and Sapele. Here they are with the knife in question and a length of 1mm brass rod (the hinge pin material)
and to show thickness
This should be fun. Trust me, I’m a man who knows where his towel is!
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com