|Project by DaleMaley||posted 08-09-2013 01:31 AM||3291 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
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, http://dalemaley.webs.com/