tea box #4: Hinge and hinge stop assembly

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Blog entry by Brodan posted 12-23-2015 08:56 PM 1362 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A bit more progress Part 4 of tea box series Part 5: Finish and final assembly »

Realized I needed to do something to limit the travel of the lid. After perusing the aisles of the big box stores I decided to stay with my initial intent to avoid using anything but joinery and glue. After some thought I opted for a stop integrated in the hinge. Started chiseling

I didn’t have a narrow enough chisel but I did have a piece of tool steel that I formed an edge on so I could scrape out the waste in the slot to fit the walnut stop.

After gluing the stop in the lower hinge part the hinges were doweled and glued in place.

After several coats of amber shellac wiped on, just need to rub in several more coats of wax and install the hinge pins.

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 12:50 AM

Can’t wait for the next installment so I can try to figure out your hinge and stop. I THINK you have solved a problem that I’ve been pondering for quite a while. I need to see the finished hinge/stop in action to really visualize it.

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

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