wooden hinges-1st try

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Project by Hawk9 posted 1396 days ago 3129 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Talked myself into it! Made 3 hinges; 2 for use and 1 for set-ups. Not too bad. OK, now a box to show them off. A little walnut, maple and spalted for the top. Not bad. OK, now a way to open. Looked around and in the scrap cutoffs and sawdust there was the set-up hinge just begging “don’t throw me in the trash”. Ah, what the heck. Glue it at 90 degrees. Instant handle!!
If I’m going to show off hinges 3 is better than 2.
I will get better at these things.
I really do take lousy pictures.
Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 1396 days ago

Looks like they came out great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 1396 days ago

Love it. Making your own hinges removes the possibility of spoiling a great job with poor ironmongery. Excellent work.

-- Grant

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

You did a great job on your hinges. Your fishtail ends are a good solution to the squared ends that most wood hinges have

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 1395 days ago

OK OK OK I’ll take up photography!!!!

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#5 posted 1395 days ago

The hinges are good. Good job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 1370 days ago

Great looking hinges. I think I am going to have to try makings some boxes after seeing all the great boxes here.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 1370 days ago

Nice box,
Loke the way you did the hinges.
Why worry about the photos, your woodworking is tops :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 1287 days ago

That is too cool. Great idea – I would have never thought of the wooden hinges, let alone the nice flowing design.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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