Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #2: A Sketchup Model to Make it Easier (I hope)

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I have had several people PM me who were having trouble with the details of the integral hinge in this blog so I’ve done a sketchup to try to clarify it. I hope I haven’t just made it more confusing. If this doesn’t clear it up, I’ll just keep trying.

Here’s the link:

I’ve added the sketchup link to the first blog page so it’s all in one place and easy to find.

Good luck and ask me if you need help


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

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#1 posted 978 days ago

Thanks Paul that would be great if I used Sketchup

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 978 days ago

Just click the link Jim. I don’t use it either, but it popped up.

Nice work Paul.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 978 days ago

Thank you, that is just wonderful, now I’ll have to make a box soon.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 977 days ago

Thanks, Paul

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

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#5 posted 966 days ago

Jenn has just taken up making jewelery from these incredibly tiny beads, the box you’ve shown here would be ideal for storing the many different varieties she has. Thank you for the post and the SU model.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 966 days ago


That’s a real COOL Unique method of doing it…

Is that about a 1/8” rod?

Thank you for the SketchUp… Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 921 days ago

Now that SketchUp drawing knocked into my thick skull. I can’t wait to get into the shop and give it a go. I’ve made quite a few wooden hinges – but this appears to be so much easier.

Joe, the brass rod is 1/8”

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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