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Forum topic by RootandBranch posted 07-24-2015 04:06 PM 588 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RootandBranch

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07-24-2015 04:06 PM

I got these. I need to make them into a clamshell type box. My idea is to cut in halfish with a very thin blade so as to not lose too much material, hollow out a cavity in the bottom section then hinge the top back to the bottom.

If’n it were you, how would you go about hinging the two very unsymmetrical pieces back together?

Thanks all.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts


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#1 posted 07-24-2015 04:10 PM

http://www.soss.com/invisible-hinge.html?cat=9

I’d install the hinges first and then sand and or shape to final dimension.

Good luck now.

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#2 posted 07-24-2015 04:11 PM

You’re asking for my help?

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#3 posted 07-25-2015 01:33 AM

Or these:

Barrel Hinge

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#4 posted 07-25-2015 02:21 AM

How about a swivel vs a hinge? The top would just swing to the side.

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#5 posted 07-25-2015 02:39 AM

Nice knees! ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#6 posted 07-25-2015 06:35 PM

Thanks everyone. My first thought was the swivel type since lining up the mortise or holes for the other types seems like it would be a bear on such uneven parts. However, I have some 12mm barrel hinges and may look at that a little closer.

Jerry, thanks. They actually look better than my own.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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#7 posted 07-25-2015 08:01 PM

Dowel centers (or some equivalent) should make lining things up pretty simple

The bigger issue, IMHO, will be locating the hinges so you don’t get hinge-bound. But I think that with careful lay-out it can all work

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