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Project by kiefer posted 08-12-2013 10:44 PM 3198 views 27 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little test sample that kind of shows how I made the leather hinges for the MODERN ASIAN STYLE BOX .
The board represents the back of a box .
I drilled two 35 mm holes with a bit that I use for cabinet doors to a depth of the thickness of the leather and a wooden plug about 2mm.
I cut two pieces of leather, in this case I am using one of my old belts and cut two 3mmx35mm plugs from a scrap piece of wood (thick veneer )
Next I cut the board with a thin kerf blade centred on the drill holes .
I have to make a jig and bit to eliminate the pilot point hole which still shows .
Next I cut the wood plugs in half and sand straight edges flush.
Using Crazy Glue or epoxy glue for leather I glue the leather and wood plugs in place and apply clamping pressure as per recommendation on the glue container .
When glue has set I sand the plugs flush with the board and use a file to bevel the edges to provide clearance for opening . A idea in progress and some refinement are necessary but the first set on the MODERN ASIAN STYLE BOX worked out OK.
I made a initial test sample and opened and closed it about a thousand times to see if the leather would last and it seems to be OK using a old leather belt which is well worn .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 10:55 PM

Very neat idea! You are always thinking!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 11:21 PM

Good thinking very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 11:25 PM

I love following you around this site! I learn so much! Great idea!
Thanks for posting this Kiefer!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 01:34 AM

Thanks for posting this information on making leather hinges. That is a great idea,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 02:26 AM

That’s pretty clever. Nice :)

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 03:16 AM

Great idea….i was just trying to do something similar….curious where this goes..thanks

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 07:09 AM

Very clever. I like it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 07:22 AM

Tricky stuff Kiefer well done man :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 08:26 AM

Great creative thinking Kiefer and also very nice looking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 08-13-2013 08:34 AM

Different and original.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 08-13-2013 08:59 AM

Sweet! Great idea. I can actually use this. Thank you!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 08-13-2013 10:24 AM

Thanks for posting this Kiefer, great idea!

Any side to side movement when the box lid is closed?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#13 posted 08-13-2013 12:48 PM

Brilliant and yet so simple.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 08-13-2013 03:08 PM

Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#15 posted 08-13-2013 03:49 PM

I like the idea of combining materials like wood and leather. Nice idea.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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