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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #3: Glueing the inlays.

05-09-2012 04:07 AM by ruddy | 18 comments »

This is now the home stretch….not long to go.1. Left hand side base inlays. These inlays are going to be glued into the base. Make sure that they slide in easily before applying glue. Remember which face is the reference!I use drills of the correct diameter to get the centreline of the hinge pin in the correct position. The centreline should be on the mid point of the over lap which is about 8 mm. In this case I set the centreline at 4 mm.When I have glued these base inserts previously ...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #2: Making the inlays.

05-08-2012 10:50 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

Ok…..This will mainly deal with making the inlays 1. A drilling jigIt is very important that when drilling the holes in the inlays all holes are in the same exact position.The hinge pin I use is made from 3/32 dia brass rod. I manage to get it from a good hobby shop that sells RC model cars helicopters etc.From this point on, everything relies on going back to the reference face on the hinge leaves and also the hinge pockets. The hinge pins need a 3/32 dia hole drilled 6 mm from the ...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #1: Getting started

05-08-2012 08:48 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

I had a few of the boxmakers asking for a tutorial blog on the method I have used to make inlaid hinges. This is a first for me so be gentle, pull up a chair and get a coffee. And ask any questions…....I like to make boxes and have done a few with conventional wooden hinges but I thought they were more suited for rustic designs when virtually added to the box as the last sequence when making the box. I played around with a few designs of flush mounted hinges and came up with the concept...

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A slight variation on Shipwright hinges

07-23-2014 02:18 AM by BobAnderton | 6 comments »

Shipwright showed how to make these cool integral wooden hinges for a box in this tutorial. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 I liked them a lot but it required planning ahead and cutting the hinge features in the back of the box before assembly. I wanted to be able to assemble a box and cut the lid off with the tablesaw and have the choice of making an integral hinge or using brass hinges later so I developed this slight variation. An example of the finished hinge is this pro...

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Making wooden hinges with a finger joint bit

06-29-2013 01:22 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

I am currently working on a Carved Lock Miter Box and will post it as a project upon completion.In the mean time yesterday I was ready to select some hinges for the box when I cut the lid off. I decided to make my own and set of hinges and set about doing so, I had the basic concept ready in about 2 hours. It was reasonably easy so I thought I should share the process. So here we go. Background. I am using some hoop pine for the overall project, and had some useable off cuts so...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

08-18-2010 03:03 AM by SPalm | 85 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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Hand Tools #4: Want nice Moxon vise hardware on the cheap?

03-29-2015 12:38 AM by Jerry | 13 comments »

If you’ve ever gazed longingly at Benchcrafted's Moxon vise hardware kit for $149.00, get a load of this, Grizzly sells really nice cast iron hand wheels for as little as $10.95. You can get some threaded rod at the hardware store for very little, add a couple of nuts and bolts, and you’re there for a lot less money. If you want to get the Acme threaded rod, you can get a 3 foot length of 3/4” here for $16.95 ADDENDUM: Well there seems to be a serious “go...

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No Quarter #1: Shell box - Intro and pattern

07-22-2011 08:44 PM by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

Hello here this is my second attempt to blog shell boxes. The last one ended up in the wall art ‘Inverted World’. Well this one is a little less spectacular but is based along the same theme of curves. This time a curved pattern but it will have stringing introduced between the colour changes as will become apparent as the blog progresses. The main woods are American Black Walnut and Sycamore with Yew stringing. I will be book-matching woods where necessary. First step i...

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Transferring Images to Wood #1: Day One - Prep Work & Stickin It To the Man!

06-20-2013 11:28 PM by KnotCurser | 10 comments »

Due to a recent project I've posted, I have been asked by many LJ’ers to do a blog on just how I was able to get such a clear image fixed onto a piece of oak. Here goes nothing…......... Items Required An Image (flipped horizontally) printed on a LASER Printer. It can be color or B&W – either work just fine in this application. Paper – Regular copy paper works just fine. Do NOT use photo paper – it will most certainly not work. Wood – I prefer a light color...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #2: Dividing a line or space into equal parts

12-04-2012 06:43 PM by GnarlyErik | 19 comments »

I’ve heard people say ‘What good are learning things in school if you don’t use them?’. After my lifetime of careers, I realize you never know what may be useful to you later. One of my most useful high school classes for example, was a one-semester class in typing – a ‘fill-in’ course – way back when they taught ‘Typing’. I guess it is called ‘keyboarding’ if anything similar is even taught today. Geometry was another, which at t...

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