|Project by Jerry||posted 02-26-2015 03:26 AM||2102 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
So I’m working on a prototype for a small humidor for a friend, and in the course of that, the invisible wooden hinge thing, and I discover that it is really impossible when you make a box with a lip coming down from the top. Problems is that if you capture the hinge in between the sides, the back edges prevent the box from opening unless you were to round them off, so no more invisible hinge.
The only solution I’ve found so far to keep the hinge perfectly flat on the back of the box is to make the hinge the full width of the box. So while theoretically you could make it almost invisible by matching the species and grain of the dowel used to make the hinge with the back of the box, it will still always be visible on the sides.
This was a practice box and a study for the hinge, so I didn’t take the time to match the hinge grain. I also noted that the cove cut for the hinge dowel was a little too shallow, hence the gaps.
The box features some Black Walnut inlay on the top and 8 keyed box joints in each corner where the original fingers were removed and replaced with Spanish Cedar for accent and smell.
Next one will be better.
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