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The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Part Two

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Project by Jerry posted 03-02-2015 01:08 AM 2694 views 9 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, still hot on the trail of the invisible hinge.

The first picture is the back of the box showing the hinge.

I’ve decided since the hinge can’t be made the way I wanted to make it, with a captive invisible hinge on a box with a lip, that I would just embrace that fact and make it a feature. So here is a simple hemlock box that started out as a prototype for some small humidors I’m getting ready to make. I dressed it up a little with some inlay, and made the hinge out of Walnut. I know the lighting is not very good, but hopefully it’s good enough to see.

I grain matched the dowel I used for the hinge, and after flattening up the back of it, the individual hinge pieces are barely noticeable. I’m happy with this result.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/





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#1 posted 03-02-2015 01:10 AM

Jerry, this is magnificent! WowZa dude. Git er done!! I’d like to see a few “how-to”, or, how did you, pics.. ?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 01:22 AM

if your making hinges like that my friend ,,,,,why the heck wold you EVER want to hide them! that’s magnificent ! great work I must say !!!

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 01:28 AM


Jerry, this is magnificent! WowZa dude. Git er done!! I d like to see a few “how-to”, or, how did you, pics.. ?

- Roger

Thank YOU Roger :-) I appreciate it greatly! I didn’t take any pics while I was doing this one, I was frantically trying to perfect my process. but this is a prototype for some humidors I’m going to be making so I will take detailed pictures of the next one. I’m starting the build tomorrow.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 01:29 AM



if your making hinges like that my friend ,,,,,why the heck wold you EVER want to hide them! that s magnificent ! great work I must say !!!

- kooldecker

kooldecker Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate the compliment very much.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 01:44 AM

Jerry I admire you for giving this hinge quest your all. I think your progress is astounding. Don’t give up the quest, persevere. If it can be done I am confident you can do it.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 01:48 AM


Jerry I admire you for giving this hinge quest your all. I think your progress is astounding. Don t give up the quest, persevere. If it can be done I am confident you can do it.

- jumbojack

Thanks so much for your kind words jumbojack! I appreciate the encouragement greatly.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 02:48 AM

Great job Jerry, the hinge gives the box a unique look. I like the way you have cut the part quadrant off the hinge rod to give the rear view a nice flush look.
If you look at my projects you will se that I have been a fan of wooden hinges of various types.
. I am glad to find that I am not the only one to have had a desire to create an invisible hinge. There is one way I found it can be done and a couple of years ago I made some prototypes but I never proceeded because I came to the conclusion it was too complicated.
Using a dowel rod and a matching concave groove comes close to invisible but you must have the clearance to allow the hinge to open to 95 degrees and that exposes the hinge rod..I treat that as an opportunity to then feature the hinge as you have done here. The contrast in species works well..
Well done!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 02:57 AM



Great job Jerry, the hinge gives the box a unique look. I like the way you have cut the part quadrant off the hinge rod to give the rear view a nice flush look.
If you look at my projects you will se that I have been a fan of wooden hinges of various types.
. I am glad to find that I am not the only one to have had a desire to create an invisible hinge. There is one way I found it can be done and a couple of years ago I made some prototypes but I never proceeded because I came to the conclusion it was too complicated.
Using a dowel rod and a matching concave groove comes close to invisible but you must have the clearance to allow the hinge to open to 95 degrees and that exposes the hinge rod..I treat that as an opportunity to then feature the hinge as you have done here. The contrast in species works well..
Well done!

- ruddy

Wow! Coming from you, that is quite a compliment. I was totally gobsmacked by your art deco box, and now that I am looking at more of your work. I can see that I have a very long way to go. You are an inspiration. Thank you for your kind words and for looking.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 03-02-2015 06:08 AM

Good work Jerry. That’s a very nice hinge.
Be proud.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#10 posted 03-02-2015 01:27 PM

Very nice and very interesting. We are watching you in your journey with the best looking hinges in all of LJ,s. Keep showing us dummies how. Thanks.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 03-02-2015 01:30 PM

By George… I think he’s GOT IT!
At first glance I thought the 1st pic was the front and the box was going to have a dark “stripe” all around it, and the hinge would be hidden on the back.

From these pix, other than the 2 half-circles on the sides, the hinge is nearly invisible.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 03-02-2015 03:01 PM

Jerry, You have done it! Very impressive. I think Joe is onto something with the “stripe all the way around the box”. This would tend to ‘camo’ the hinge even more. I too would like to see an indepth blog on how you did this. Carry on…...

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

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#13 posted 03-02-2015 06:56 PM



Good work Jerry. That s a very nice hinge.
Be proud.

- shipwright

Paul, I am honored by the fact that you are even here looking at my work at all. Thanks very much, deeply appreciated.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 03-02-2015 06:57 PM



Very nice and very interesting. We are watching you in your journey with the best looking hinges in all of LJ,s. Keep showing us dummies how. Thanks.

- poospleasures

Thanks so much, I’ve looked your work and it is amazing, so this compliment is very meaningful for me.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 03-02-2015 06:57 PM



By George… I think he s GOT IT!
At first glance I thought the 1st pic was the front and the box was going to have a dark “stripe” all around it, and the hinge would be hidden on the back.

From these pix, other than the 2 half-circles on the sides, the hinge is nearly invisible.

- JoeinGa

Thank you Joe, and thanks for the idea, I had not thought of that.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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