|Project by gfadvm||posted 10-22-2011 09:10 PM||2844 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
I’ve been trying to do this type hinge ever since I saw Yorkshire Stewart’s. Then I saw Shipwrights and tried his. Rance then did a Sketch Up thingy and I finally got it! Box is cedar I resawed from a 5×7 ceiling beam from a very old house. 1/4” box joints on box, 1/8” box joints on tray, finished with 2 coats BLO followed by 6 coats of Spar wiped on. This old cedar soaked up finish like a sponge! Box is 12” x 7” x 7”. The joints are all pinned (no glue). I used a 1/8” oak dowel for the hinge pin rather than brass in keeping with the all wood theme. Thanks guys! This is why I love this site. Now I have to try this with some hardwood. Trays are scrap doug fir from the last folding chair.
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