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Blog series by littlecope updated 08-09-2012 11:51 AM 3 parts 11073 reads 46 comments total

Part 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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Part 2: The Cutting

10-15-2009 02:39 PM by littlecope | 12 comments »

Yesterday the first installment ended with all the holes having been drilled for the two pairs of hingesIt’s all Scroll Saw work from here! I took a few minutes first to police the area though. It had gotten a little out of hand, even for me!!The work begins with slicing off the waste area which exposes the side drilling.Next is the beginning of the shaping. Side cuts first. These are a bear to cut!! Scroll Saws are not Chop Saws! They’ll do this sort of cutting, through about 1 1...

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Part 3: "Bear Claw" Style Hinges

08-09-2012 11:51 AM by littlecope | 16 comments »

Some folks had expressed interest in the way to make these… this is how I do them…It’s going to be a long one so, settle in, make sure that you’re in your comfy chair, and with your favorite beverage within reach…I’m currently making two small boxes and have the first one up to the point where its nearly ready to close up. So my attention turned to the two pairs of hinges I’ll need…Since the top and bottom panels are Mahogany, I thought it wo...

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