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Making The Very Small Wooden Hinge

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Blog entry by Dan posted 10-26-2016 12:26 AM 897 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lately, I’ve been somewhat evolving on the wooden hinge front by going with smaller hinges. I work out of my garage and don’t have a lot of space and so I work within these boundaries.

These hinges have a .047 pivot hole and music wire that is .047 for the hinge.

I do not have a band saw, planer, or jointer but do have a SS PCS tablesaw with which I resaw almost all wood for the first step to any project. Below is a picture of my router sled that I use to size, flatten and smooth all wood I use in my projects. My latest change to it is buying a 1/2” x 12” x 18” piece of glass and mounting it in the wood holders/rails you see in the picture. Hot melt glue works great for securing the parts to be smoothed. The aluminum glide rails attached to the router have been their a while and I’ve gotten a feel for holding the router and exerting just the right amount of force as I move it back and forth and sideways almost as if I was sanding the piece. The second picture shows the finish pieces at 3/32” and dead flat. no sanding needed.

Run out of time, will finish in next blog.

-- Dan



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 02:39 AM

That’s so totally awesome it’s sick. That small details with moving parts. Really great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 03:22 AM

Must be tedious making a small hinge like that. Waiting to see what you have planned for them. Really cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dan

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 03:55 AM

Thanks Monte, is OCD considered a sickness? ;)

Dave, The hinge part, including fitting in box, took about 6 hours first time around. Think I will eventually get it down to a couple hours.

-- Dan

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 03:30 AM

Pretty Cool!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 02:13 PM

Thanks Jerry!

-- Dan

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