Just for Fun... #9: Back at it...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 12-31-2009 07:31 PM 1589 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been a while, but if you’ll recall, I left off the last segment with the panels for this small Poplar Box freshly cut and fitted.The Moment of Truth!!
Of course, my Wood Working was interrupted over the last couple weeks, but while my Dad was still in the Hospital, after visiting him, I would come home and do a few things. I was far too distracted and preoccupied to go near the machinery, but the next steps were quiet ones and I took a few minutes to do them here and there…
I actually put the box aside for now and began work on the “hardware” for the box, the hinges and knob. One night I drew the hinges Hinges drawn on Wood
Another night I drilled the holes for the eventual Scroll Saw workReady for Scroll Saw Work
Finally, a couple days ago, I began the actual cutting of these. This is the abbreviated version, there is a good deal more said about this here: side cutsProfile ShapingTop CuttingOne down, one to go...The latest Hinges
This morning, I made a Quick Knob. I needed first to drill a hole in the middle of a length of dowel.Wooden Dowel
Without a Lathe, I had to make a fast “Stander-upper”. I bored a hole not quite through and big enough for the dowel in a piece of scrapBoring a hole in scrap
Then set the desired drill size shy of the bottom of that boringSetting the depth
and simply drilled the hole.Hole drilled
Yeah, I know, it’s off center. So am I, but it will be adequate enough for my purposes… I then chuck the dowel up in the Drill Press, lightly, and file a suitable profile…Dowel chucked in Drill PressAfter Shaping
Then I just did a quick cut-off and glued a smaller dowel in place.A quick cut-off
Surely nothing fancy, but it’ll work and this time I’ll get to paint it before it’s attached to the box rather than after… ;-)
Thank you once again Everybody for your support. I printed out all of your responses to the “Where I’ve been” Blog and am going up to spend New Years Eve with my Mom. I’ll give them to her so she can read them at her leisure. You are a dear and sweet group of individuals!! All the best to all of you in the New Year and for all the years that follow!! Michael

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 07:33 PM

Great work and I like the way you show step by step, thanks

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 07:34 PM

Great set of photos, Mike- Thanks!!

Enjoy the time with your Mom.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 07:36 PM

very cool

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 07:40 PM

Thanks for the photos.

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 07:46 PM

Nice work Mike, sorry to hear about your Father. I remember losing mine and how much I still miss him.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 08:36 PM

mike ,
the hinges look great !
love that hinge pin ,
very bold !

should last forever .


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 09:22 PM

Great work and beautiful hinges Mike. I hope your father gets well soon.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 09:28 PM

Nice hinges and an excellent description.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 11:45 AM

I have yet to make a wood hinge, I have seen it in other magazines
and now I just need to think of the project. I really like the look of them.
I think that next (or this) year I might be able to make some x-mas
projects using them, hummm what will my buddies be getting next
year for x-mas????

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 01-01-2010 06:07 PM

thank you for posting this i make wooden hinges but not of this quality
looks like my next challenge
thanks for sharing your knowledge

-- self proclaimed copycat

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