Wood Hinges and Hasp to fit a wood lock

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Project by DaleMaley posted 08-09-2013 01:31 AM 4138 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gentleman in Washington State contacted me and got a pattern from me to build some wood locks.

Then he contacted me and wanted to know if I could design and build some wood hinges and hasps for 2 chests he is building. He sent me an article on how to build wood hinges. The article covered making wood hinges for small boxes.

He wanted 2 hasps to fit a wood lock, like the 1856 Railroad Lock design.

I used scaling to help to decide how to scale up the hinge size from the smaller to the larger box. I went with 3/4” thick red oak wood, 3/8” wide teeth, and 3/4” tooth depth. I was able to add 3/8” wide teeth to my existing jig for cutting box joints on the table saw.

I used 1/8” brass rod for the hinge and hasp pins. I used 3/16” brass rod to bend to make the hasps. The brass hasp will be epoxied to the oak piece.

I left these unfinished, so the gentlemen using them on his chest project could stain them to suit his project.

To read more about my trials and tribulations making these wood hinges and hasps, see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 08-09-2013 04:21 AM

Very nice. I’ll have to tuck this one away for some future play/work.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 08-09-2013 07:41 PM

Job well executed, thank you for the explanations that you have annex
I be a great help. Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 02:41 PM

They look awesome and very functional. Great use on boxes and chests. Excellent work and thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 02:59 PM


I’m anxious to see how they look on the finished chests. If the gentleman in Washington emails me a picture…..I will post it here.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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