|Project by ruddy||posted 02-28-2015 03:53 AM||2369 views||23 times favorited||17 comments|
I have long been a fan of much of the Art Deco period and have made a few boxes that hopefully reflect that style.
I have had an idea for a different wooden hinge and decided to incorporate this hinge into the Art Deco box shown here. The hinge is very simple and is so accurate it takes the hassle out of fitting hinges. The hinge is basically made with two different passes of router bits on a router table. The first pass cuts the groove to match the dowel and the second cut removes the excess to allow the hinge to open.
The rear view of the box looking at the hinge has a nice clean line and in this instance I chose to replicate the look on the front of the box to provide the finger lift. The hinge stops at approx. 95 degrees and I have disguised the hinge holes in the side of the box.
There is more detail on this style of hinge shown here.
This box is made from some light coloured Australian Cedar and measures 240mm x 150mm x 80 mm high. The inside base of the box is lined with a red pigskin suede.
Sometimes it is good to get away from making rectangular boxes!
The last picture is the inspiration for the box. I saw this Italian Art Deco box circa 1920 on an auction site. It puts my effort to shame as the original is just so elegant.
-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'