Heart hinges

  • Advertise with us
Project by JohnnyRThrottle posted 01-28-2013 04:56 PM 990 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost forgot about this one. This was the last of the American Black Cherry. My niece, who is really like a daughter to me, asked me for a small box for her to put her stuff in. I knew she loved hearts so I came up with the heart hinges. I ended up making three and kept the best two. I made them on the belt sander and wheel. I really like the experimentation of trying new things and this time I think I nailed it. I also played around with some little pieces of aromatic cedar and made a couple of small hearts for inside the lid. I got a nice piece of brown velvet for the bottom. I also built a sliding tray to finish it off. Again with some left over aromatic cedar I trimmed the top of the tray. I love the lines in the wood grain and it shined up beautifully. The book shelf was my first attempt at doing that sort of thing. I made it for my grandson. It was made of poplar with a red cedar trim. The trim was an afterthought because it was a little messy on the front and I was trying to figure out how to fix it when I happened to look over at the scrap bin and there was the red cedar. I got a little creative with the top and gave it a bit of a peak Then I saw the triangle piece and with a bit of sanding and trimming I added it to the middle and voila. Anyways, thanks for looking, Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

6 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


114790 posts in 2845 days

#1 posted 01-28-2013 05:00 PM

They both look great Johnny

-- Custom furniture

View gfadvm's profile


14775 posts in 1958 days

#2 posted 01-29-2013 02:12 AM

Love the heart hinges but totally confused as to how you made them “on the belt sander and wheel”. I assume you made the hinges and then shaped them on the sander? I really like the way they stop at 90 degrees.

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

View JohnnyRThrottle's profile


23 posts in 1258 days

#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:35 AM

I guess I forgot the step where I cut the heart shape on the band saw after I made the hinges. Sorry about that. It was a bit of luck getting them just right. I had a good teacher.

-- JohnnyR, England,

View littlecope's profile


3029 posts in 2770 days

#4 posted 01-29-2013 02:40 AM

Nice Job John, I like the way you used the hinges for a lid stop too…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View hairy's profile


2345 posts in 2800 days

#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:53 PM

Real cool!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1443 days

#6 posted 01-29-2013 02:57 PM

Wonderful box, inside and out have hearts. Love the peak on the shelf, giving an edge over the other cabinets.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics