Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hinges'

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Shaped Wooden Hinges #1: The Drilling

10-14-2009 06:07 PM by littlecope | 18 comments »

People seemed to like the hinges I made for the last box,so I thought I’d take a few minutes and share how I made them. Like most stories, we begin at the beginning…with the wood!!It’s a leftover scrap of Oak from when I made the two flag cases. It has a groove cut in it, and I’m not going to use that section, but for now I’m going to leave it intact, for two reasons: #1) That side is nice and flat and #2) When I drill in through the side of this piece, I’l...

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They're not all great successes....

07-11-2009 03:37 AM by littlecope | 5 comments »

After seeing quite a few different wooden hinges on these pages, I decided to give it a whirl on Wednesday for one of the latest box projects. It was coming along so nicely, that I neglected a critical step…with regrettable results! I hadn’t enlarged the holes in the moving half to allow them to free-float, so there was too much friction, and one of the hinges split :-(So, it’s #1) plug the holes from these that are in the box, #2) clean that up and sand it smooth, and #3) m...

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06-21-2009 03:56 AM by Carl Henderson | 6 comments »

I have been making furniture for about 3 years and have found that selecting and installing hinges is always a challenge for me and more time consuming than I would like. Can anyone recommend a good reference that explains the different types of hinges and their specific advantages and usages as well as any “tricks” for proper installation?

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #19: Must... make ...doors

03-15-2009 12:02 AM by gizmodyne | 5 comments »

If you remember the last time I fit the doors in…..They were all dinged up and “beyond repair.” Well a hammer and saw later(see last blog) and they were ready to stain. Procedure: Washcoat, two coats gel stain, shellac, poly. FrankenHingesNothing comes easy around here. I knew the shape of the original hinges but could not find a supplier. So I order two different types of hinges from rejuvenation… Check out the video of how I mixed the two hinges. Not rocke...

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Cabinet Progress #17: Hiding the disaster

12-14-2008 08:38 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

I finally got around to dealing with this mess. (I just noticed that I posted the last post for this project 385 days ago!)Kristin is patient, but she has been asking me to stain and install the doors. I had some fitting to do, along with a week or so of staining/ finishing before install time. (not to mention dropping/breaking/rebuilding/ one door).Installing the Z-braces on the inside of the doors. First to install a door stop for the doors to close against. If I could do it all over I woul...

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Dovetail Box #17: Mothers Day Gift - The Box Is Done!

05-10-2008 06:19 PM by Eric | 13 comments »

Back at the end of January (yes, 2008), I said that I wanted to make, and I quote myself, “a simple dovetail box.” I planned to make it for my wife. I don’t think I really expected to finish it by Valentine’s Day, but I did expect that it would be done for her birthday (mid-March). That came and went, leaving me with Mothers Day as my next target date. As I finally figured out how to do the lid, it all started coming together very quickly, and I found myself on Mothers...

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Corner Bookcase "Lazy Susan, Rotating Center", Challange 04

04-14-2008 10:23 PM by pappyjohn | 3 comments »

Hello All, Here’s my attempt at entering the Bookcase Challenge. My plans are for a Corner Bookcase Unit, with a Rotating Center Section. It will be constructed in two sections, Top and Bottom. These will be subdivided into three (3) sections, with the two (2) outer areas having Solid Oak framed Glass Doors with a golden color grill work attatched. The Top Middle Area will be the Rotating Lazy Susan Bookcase, it will be primarily of four (4) sections. Two larger areas for ...

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H and HL Hinges

03-05-2008 04:43 PM by Ken Stenzel | 5 comments »

I am trying to find some flat H and HL hinges. Looking for 3inch or less in height. The best I have found so far (most reasonably priced, that is) is at I would appreciate if anyone can steer me to a good supplier. Thanks

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #3: Finally completed my first box!

11-16-2007 04:25 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 8 comments »

Well after many frustrations (or as I tell my airmen, “learning situations”), I finally finished my Trinket/Shadow box. Now, I look at all the boxes on this site and I realize that I have got a loooong way to go before I catch up to many of you box-builders. But, for my first box, I am happy with it. Now I have learned a tremendous amount from making this box, and if I were to do it again tomorrow, it would be a lot different. There are many obvious flaws that I see and that...

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #2: The Hinges

11-09-2007 05:22 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 5 comments »

Well, yesterday I decided to mortise my box to accept the hinges. I don’t have a jig for this, but since they are very small hinges I decided to free hand them with the router and a straight bit. I practiced a couple of times on a piece of scrap and got the depth perfect, then I made my cuts on the box and they turned out great! Next I decided to connect the lid and the box with the hinges and here is where the problems started… My original plan was to connect the lid to the...

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