|Project by Josh||posted 04-17-2012 02:31 AM||3764 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my first attempt at a pin hinge. I think it came out ok for not consulting a tutorial. I’m not sure why, since I have never even attempted a pin hinge, I would use this beautiful piece of figurey walnut lest I make a grave mistake. I regret using nails to affix the sides to the front and back. They are just butt joints but I figured on that smooth pine the joints wouldn’t hold up with just glue. This box came out pretty good but the nails cheapen it a bit, make it not look so clean. I should have just used 45 degree joints but then the sides were 3/4” and the front and back were 5/16?. So, those joints wouldn’t have matched up very well. I was trying to highlight two features in this box and they are the pin hinge and that awesome walnut lid. So, because of that, I guess I will let the nails slide this time.
Stuff used: scrap figurey walnut scrap beetle kill pine screw rods from old crutches for pin hinges some glue paste wax
-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!