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Duckarrowtypes

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07-04-2015 03:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hinge box help sewing gift

I’m sketching out some ideas for a box that I’d like to make for my wife. She wants a new sewing box and was talking about having multiple small trays instead of one large cavity.

I was thinking that I might make something like a stackable Bento box but with the trays connected to each other on a vertical hinge so that any of them could pivot out independently.

Here’s a sketch of the idea so far. It’s a 4-tray box plus a solid lid. I’m estimating that between 6-7 inches square by 8-10 inches tall.

There would be a single rod (brass?) running from top to bottom. The rod would run through these blocks in each corner of the box (see the “x5” top-down view). The rod blocks would be dovetailed on two faces to the four sides of each tray. The top of the rod would poke through the solid top and have some kind of turned or faceted finial on it.

First I’d like to know if this design looks sound – would, for instance, it be practical to have one of the middle trays pivoted out while the others remain in place? I suppose it would be if the rod were thick enough? Second: is the brass to wood pivot point sufficient or should I add bearings to the blocks to make sure the trays pivot out easily?


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Daruc

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#1 posted 07-04-2015 03:21 AM

Here is a hinge assembly I used for a jewelry box.
Trays swung out really smooth.

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#2 posted 07-04-2015 04:30 AM

I used 7/16” brass rod for pins and 1/2” brass tubing imbedded in the drawers for a very smooth hinge in my last jewellery box. It is detailed in this blog

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-05-2015 12:19 AM

OK, After seeing Paul’s and Woodust’s projects, I’m going to sell my tools and take up another sport!

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

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#4 posted 07-05-2015 01:47 AM



OK, After seeing Paul s and Woodust s projects, I m going to sell my tools and take up another sport!

- gfadvm

Maybe Pauls, mine, not so much. But I appreciate that mention.
Your boxes stand way above anything that would require you switching sports. :)

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#5 posted 07-05-2015 01:31 PM

woodust, Paul is the marquetry master, you are the curve wizard!

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

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