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Viking Chest #2: Wood hinges, need your thoughts

04-10-2014 05:01 PM by Rick_M | 8 comments »

Did some experimenting with wood hinges. Both have 5 fingers, one is 1/4”, the other is 3/8”. The narrower size looks better on the chest but I’m trying to decide between 5 – 1/4” fingers, or 3 – 3/8” fingers. (See 3rd & 4th pics) I want it to be strong but also look nice and I have no experience with wood hinges. Both look pretty good but the 3 finger hinge is easier to make. And I’m planning on using a 1/4” maple dowel as a hinge pin...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Functional but not always Pretty

12-05-2008 12:17 AM by WoodMosaics | 4 comments »

To keep you from thinking I only make nice looking things, I thought I would show a few things around the farm here that serve there purpose but can’t be mistaken for being pretty. It will also show you that I can cobble things together with the best of them. About 30 years ago I made part of my goat barn completely out of pallets (walls and roof). I made stalls out of scrap wood also; I used small skids for the gates. I drilled holes for the nails to be used as hinge pins and used the bot...

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