|Project by DanielP||posted 10-24-2013 06:12 PM||1069 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve made several of this hinge style (from Shipwrights idea), but on this one I filled slots in with epoxy mixed with India Ink. I cut a 1/8 slot with router then cut a square brass tube into pieces that fir nicely into slots. Then used a 3/32 brass rod through the square tube. This way the epoxy doesn’t jamb it up.
I was a little off on my hinge spacing so it doesn’t have the built in stop. Overall I like it but probably next one will have lid from matching wood and play with dimensions etc.
I’ve been learning woodworking ground up by way of making boxes for around 10 months now. Did some woodcarving years ago but never knew how to use the tablesaw or other power tools properly, as a consequence started out by tearing hunks of flesh out of a couple fingers. (kickback).
The most surprising thing I’ve learned so far is that there is or can be considerable technique or feel involved in running wood through the saw blades.
Thanks for looking!
This box 2 5/8 H x 6 5/8 L x 4 5/8 D (w/o lift) Body is from Congo Teak and lid is Jatoba.