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

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 11-04-2011 07:25 AM 12490 reads 25 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 07:37 AM

Thanks Paul that would be great if I used Sketchup

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 08:26 AM

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

Nice work Paul.

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 11-04-2011 05:42 PM

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 11-05-2011 05:21 PM

Thanks, Paul

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

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 06:33 AM

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 11-16-2011 08:01 AM


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 12-31-2011 07:13 AM

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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#8 posted 08-31-2016 12:22 PM

Thnx for the link and all your expertise Paul…..............but, for some reason, it says the link is expired. Here’s what I get:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 08-31-2016 02:38 PM

That happens occasionally Roger as the versions update apparently. I try to keep my links updated but this one seems to have slipped by me. Thanks for the tip.

Try this one. I will update it in the post as well.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 09-01-2016 08:34 AM

Ahh, yes. That one works. Carry on. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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