Tiny Walnut Hinges

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Project by jaykaypur posted 07-12-2014 11:52 PM 1142 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have always wanted to try and make these. I’ll use them on the spalted maple block that they are setting on after I turn it into a box. The hinges measure 1 1/2” x 1” and are 3/16” thick. They are surprisingly sturdy and strong and I think they will hold up well on the box they will go on. A brass hinge that I used as a model is in some of the pics. This was a tedious process but well worth the effort and time. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 11:59 PM

I think you win! I was really into wooden hinges and made a bunch of different styles but just under 1/4” is as thin as I got. Yours look very nice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 12:34 AM

That is an exercise in patience and craftsmanship!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 12:39 AM

these look great, I look forward to seeing them used.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 01:26 AM

Great job! They’re only perfect for you briefcase, but they’re the final element to highligh the total design integration of your brief case

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 01:36 AM

Good looking hinges Jay – making those will keep you out of trouble – can’t be in the pool hall if you’re making sawdust :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 01:56 AM

Great job Jim. Your recent work looks terrific! Keep up the great work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 02:12 AM

Wow! Definitely an improvement over brass!

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

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 02:30 AM

Really nice. Once you start using your own hinges, you never go back.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 03:45 AM

Those hinges did turn out great. I guess you used a brass pin for it. Very well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 04:41 AM

my question was how did you get the pin inside the hinge, i know how i would do it, but is there another way…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 07-13-2014 10:01 AM

Grizzman….I used finish nails as a pin with just a dab of CA glue on the very end to hold them in place. The hinge pin holes were drilled from one side to the other and go all the way through. It is one pin. Like I said in my post, it was tedious!

DoubleeDD…..used finish nails for the pins.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 07-13-2014 12:44 PM

Super fine work. I like wooden hinges. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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