|Project by Dave||posted 04-18-2011 01:06 AM||6461 views||9 times favorited||30 comments|
I had seen Christopher Schwarz do this and thought I would give it a try. I had also seen one in an antique shop and liked what I saw.
I had done a test piece on some basswood. I cut the 45 degree sections backwards and when I split the board it all fell to the floor in 4 pieces. I then watched Schwartzs video again. With a new plan on the correct way to cut the hinges I grabbed a piece of 5/4 red oak and started again. I started the rip with a western rip saw. I then swapped to an eastern saw. That gave me much better control. Ripping oak by hand will test your forearm stamina. I would like to do this in some butternut and incorporate a carving in it.
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