Inlaid Wooden Hinges

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Blog series by ruddy updated 05-09-2012 04:07 AM 3 parts 28095 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: Getting started

05-08-2012 08:48 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

I had a few of the boxmakers asking for a tutorial blog on the method I have used to make inlaid hinges. This is a first for me so be gentle, pull up a chair and get a coffee. And ask any questions…....I like to make boxes and have done a few with conventional wooden hinges but I thought they were more suited for rustic designs when virtually added to the box as the last sequence when making the box. I played around with a few designs of flush mounted hinges and came up with the concept...

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Part 2: Making the inlays.

05-08-2012 10:50 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

Ok…..This will mainly deal with making the inlays 1. A drilling jigIt is very important that when drilling the holes in the inlays all holes are in the same exact position.The hinge pin I use is made from 3/32 dia brass rod. I manage to get it from a good hobby shop that sells RC model cars helicopters etc.From this point on, everything relies on going back to the reference face on the hinge leaves and also the hinge pockets. The hinge pins need a 3/32 dia hole drilled 6 mm from the ...

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Part 3: Glueing the inlays.

05-09-2012 04:07 AM by ruddy | 18 comments »

This is now the home stretch….not long to go.1. Left hand side base inlays. These inlays are going to be glued into the base. Make sure that they slide in easily before applying glue. Remember which face is the reference!I use drills of the correct diameter to get the centreline of the hinge pin in the correct position. The centreline should be on the mid point of the over lap which is about 8 mm. In this case I set the centreline at 4 mm.When I have glued these base inserts previously ...

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