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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 08-09-2008 05:00 PM 9127 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I noticed someone asking about home made wooden hinges I have made many here are a few as well as a smll arts and crafts bookcase I made recently please feel free to remark upon them critical or otherwise.If I am not criticised I will not learn, excuse my typing as I have co-ordination problems with typing kindest regards Alistair hope you enjoy

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-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease



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#1 posted 08-09-2008 05:14 PM

J likes the statuettes they are very beautiful

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 06:31 PM

very crafty, i like your work, SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 06:54 PM

I like the hinge with the natural edge… that one is very nice!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 08:09 PM

here are a few more

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 08-09-2008 09:51 PM

I starting to make wooden hinges and I hope they hold up over time. I’m making 3×5 receipt card boxes and using wooded hinges for the covers. The hinge is being make of hard wood. (Yellow Wood, Walnut, Black and White Embony) The hinges are 1/4” tk x 1 1/4” wide. I can see that yours hinges are pretty heavy. Or heavier than mine. I am using a box joint to interlock the leafs. One with three and one with two. The joints are 1/4” wide. I am using a heavy copper wire for the pin. They do need a bit of work so they will roate. They look great. I like the natural edge you have on yours but it tuff to come by when you need 26 hinges. I plan on using wooden hinges on more some box projects. Its far better than paying 10.00 a set and everone like them. I know you can buy 0.50 hinges and I have. When you see a brass hinge on a box one saids nice hinges.
An other thing I do with wooden hinges is to mount them so when you lift the cover up it is raised up depending where you mount the knuckle or pivot of the hinge. It kind of neet. Try it on your next box.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 10:01 PM

Yes I would not use this method or recomend it for a big run of 24 or so it was just made or inspired with the wood I had handy at the time and I went for it.It could be done like some of my others with standard stock.Incra make a jig to be used with a router bit for making much smaller hinges which are nice look up there site this might be a way to go for a bigish run off let me know how you got on kindest regards and thanks for writing a reply Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 08-10-2008 02:33 PM

I am also curious about how the wooden hinges will react in time. I suppose a hardwood might last a very long time. Great work here Alistair. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 11:12 PM

Thanks for those pics Alistair. That sturdy hinge in elm(?) could easily have been one that I did on a big chest a few years ago. I love ‘em. Here’s a couple of variations on the theme of wooden hinges:

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And I do like the guitar-themed piece – reminds me of a spinning wheel chair. Wacky! You really should post some of these as projects!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#9 posted 08-14-2008 11:17 PM

Thanks Stewart I am quite new here so don’t yet know how to do that or what advantage it would have perhaps you could explain.and thanks for telling me that was elm.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-16-2008 07:59 PM

Hello Alistair, it gives you the opportunity to display each item separately and to say something about it, and how it was made, as an individual piece. ‘Projects’ is where other LJs look for the finished jobs that we’ve done and they can comment on a specific item. If they’re hidden in a blog, they might never be uncovered & you’ve gone some interesting work there. By the way, have you come across the wonderful work of the late Tim Stead?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#11 posted 08-16-2008 10:39 PM

Sorry Stewart I have never heard of a blog so cant help you but now after looking I can see what you are asking or advising me to do it’s bedtime so I will try tomorrow or monday.I have never heard of Tim sorry,but his work looks good I assume by the term the late he died what happened?Alistair ps I have lots more stuff still to show people but I suppose there’s no great rush Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 08-17-2008 03:02 AM

Great posting. I like your style.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 10-22-2008 06:02 AM

I LOVE the hinges! They are so unique and fun AND functional. I will keep these in mind for future referrence as I would like to use this idea in my woodworking. Should I call them the Alistair hinge? I named one of my cane handle designs after the fellow a special handle was made for, as he needed a better grip and he is a very tall man with very large hands. Thus the Harrison handle was born. I enjoy having a task or design problem brought to me, as the challenge is usually rewarded by the finished product. http://www.gallerymh.com

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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