|Project by DanielP||posted 02-09-2015 03:44 AM||1976 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
7 1/4” x 4 3/4” x 2 3/4”
This box is Jatoba with Birdseye panel and Bubinga hinges. It is a continuation of my wooden hinge study and development.
I spent some time upgrading some table saw sleds, using Ng’s five cut method for my basic sled and I made a new miter sled that is dead on as well (Miter joints on this box came out excellent).
I used this technique of cutting slots in each hinge half with a flat tooth table saw blade and gluing a square tube in the slot between the two pieces. Since these hinges are only 5/16” thick I went to a freud 3//32” flat tooth blade and used a 3/32 sq brass tube for the slot.
I’ve found that Bubinga is great for this type of hinge because the end grain blends well and it is nearly impossible to spot the seam in the end grain.
One other thing I did was get a sheet of Lexan .090 thick and laid over my router table with just a small hole for the 3/16” bit to stick through. This eliminates any uneven spots that can cause critical flaws. It is important to get these hinge slots dead on.
Anyway, the lid went on dang near perfect. A couple other little things to improve on with this style box but I’m getting there.
I looked over the internet and couldn’t find anyone else using this hinge technique, although I’m sure someone amongst the few million woodworkers has probably tried it. Anyway, feel free to use it.
Thanks for looking.
-- --- Dan