Hinge with Box attached!

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Project by DanielP posted 10-24-2013 06:12 PM 997 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


-- Dan P.

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 08:23 PM

very cool, lots of time and work go into this type of hinge, but it sure payed off!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 09:55 PM

Nice one Dan. Looks good.

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 12:36 AM

I like the integral Shipwright hinges and your modification make this one unique. You picked a couple of tough woods to work with but it came out nicely.

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 01:51 AM

Nice work Daniel

Table Saws yep they are great machines when used correctly but are very unforgiving if used incorrectly.

As long as it happens only once and is of a minor nature it a very long lasting experience in mastering a very useful workshop tool.

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 04:22 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!


-- Dan P.

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