|Forum topic by Steve K||posted 2142 days ago||524 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
2142 days ago
I need general advice on locating / drilling the holes for a brass pin hinge.
I’m working on my first try for a brass pin hinge on a small box. I’m using the photo that Douglas Bordner posted for his 7 grain box as inspiration. That is an incredible box!
I have my box assembled, with the sides taller than the front / back, by exactly the thickness of the lid.
I think the next step would be tape the lid in position on the box then drill with drill press though the side, into the lid.
Do I shim the lid in any way prior to drilling?
And finally, I know I have to round over the back edge of the lid to allow clearance for it to swivel. Is there any formula for how much material to remove?
Thanks for any advice. Steve