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Hinges - Second Attempt!!

by littlecope
posted 1835 days ago


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odie

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#1 posted 1835 days ago

Thanks for the information Micheal. I’ve tried these too, but I used the Incra system. I found that they stretched patience to the max.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1835 days ago

good post … well done, need to try making my own hinges someday

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1834 days ago

Are We having Fun yet?! Actually Odie, I was hoping that these were going to take a lot longer, but sadly only got to spend about 3 hrs. in “The Lab” today, and most of that was taking pictures (sigh). Of course the Lab is so small, I only need to turn to be at the next station. .)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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noblevfd

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#4 posted 1834 days ago

good job I love the pics with the method it makes it seem doable when it is done like that another of the 1000 things I’d like to try thanks noblevfd God bless

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1834 days ago

Nice step by step tutorial, Michael. It still looks too much like a disaster waiting to happen in my hands, though.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1834 days ago

Have never tried wood hinges but just may have to try sometime.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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lew

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#7 posted 1834 days ago

Thanks for the lesson, Mike.

That looks like a Bridgewood Scroll Saw.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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lew

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#8 posted 1834 days ago

Thanks for the lesson, Mike.

That looks like a Bridgewood Scroll Saw.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 1834 days ago

these look great! thanks for the post, this is a good step by step tutorial, and easy to follow

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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bowyer

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#10 posted 1834 days ago

Nice looking hinges. The step by step is easy to follow and understand and thanks for the heads up about enlargeing the holes on the moving portion of the hinge. I would have found that out the same way you did.

Rick

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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patron

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#11 posted 1834 days ago

great mike ,
clean , concise , and to the point !
a good share .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 1833 days ago

Sweet!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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bobthebuilder647

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#13 posted 1833 days ago

WOW! I never thought of wood hinges. I hope I can try that soon.
Thanks

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#14 posted 1833 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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bobmacl12

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#15 posted 1816 days ago

Nice job and well-presented. I have never made wooden hinges but once I complete a few projects I am on I might have a go at them. Thanks, Bob.

-- Bob

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abie

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#16 posted 1815 days ago

very nice tutorial..
a while ago I stumbled on this site while researching wooden hinges also a nice tutorial…

http://mokkou.jp/woodhinges/MakingWoodenHinges.pdf

I am always learning..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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dustyal

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#17 posted 1815 days ago

Thank you… nice job with design, picture taking, write up, etc.

I’ll eventually try these… think they can go any thinner for more slender boxes?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#18 posted 1814 days ago

good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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littlecope

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#19 posted 1814 days ago

I wanted to Thank Everybody for their kind words and comments!! First chance I’ve had in days…Life, you know…seems like every time I try to go On-line, the phone rings or something…:-0 Seriously though, it was my pleasure…
To give credit where credit is due, I got the idea here, on LJ’s, from Boxman. Somebody commented on one of his lovely boxes’ hinges and he laughingly answered that “if you can make box joints, you can easily make these!” As somebody who’s made a few, I took it to heart and gave it a try. I did send him a PM to thank him for the inspiration, but haven’t heard back from him…? I hope he’s alright…?
Lew: To be honest, I don’t know what kind of Scroll Saw I’ve got. The motor has a plate that says “REXON”, it also came with a product plate that I never mounted and I couldn’t find it to check, sorry. I CAN tell you it’s been a work horse! Bought it in “93, for $110 new, at one of the old Wood Worker’s Warehouses. I’d imagine I’ve cut a line several miles long over the years, inch by slow inch, through thin wood and thick, hard wood and soft…
dustyal: You could go any size you want as far as the “splay” of these things. For the thickness, the barrel of the hinge has to be kind of meaty, these are wooden hinges, after all! I see no reason why the wings couldn’t be thinner, however. I was thinking of trying to taper them away from the barrel, but that’s still in the R&D department…;-) I couldn’t help but notice Doug Krueger’s recent “Box Affliction”, where he used some marvelous wooden hinges of his own design, and his thinking might affect mine…
The question I have about these hinges is “How strong ARE they?” I’m reminded of this that I made for grins and giggles about 25 years agoSmall Length of Wooden Chain
Without breaking this short bit of chain, I’ll never know its breaking point, and I’ve never had the heart to do it.
The same holds true for the hinges…MC

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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