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gfadvm

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852 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wooden shop made hinges

I think it would be interesting to see how many different types of non-bought hinges we can come up with. I have seen quite a few cool shop made hinges on this site but I’m sure there are more just waiting to be discovered. My favorite so far is the Shipwright/Yorkshire Stewart model. Pics or Sketch ( rather than the 1000 word deal!). I’m looking forward to this and hope we get a lot of ideas. Thanks.

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


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#1 posted 852 days ago

I made gate hinges on the forge in high school. Do they count? ;-))

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

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#2 posted 852 days ago

They count as gate hinges but won’t get your name called in this challenge. Nice try though. LOL

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#3 posted 852 days ago

does duct tape count? i guess not cuz you have to buy it dang. let me think a bit

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#4 posted 852 days ago

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#5 posted 852 days ago

vonhagen, very nice!

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

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#6 posted 852 days ago

He didn’t say box or cabinet hinges. The forge was in the shop ;-))

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

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#7 posted 852 days ago

Von I remember seeing that hinge in a blog on how to make it some ware? Was that your blog or do you know of it and if so can you post it?

Thanks Richard

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vonhagen

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#8 posted 852 days ago

yes not a hinge for everyones taste but i like how simple it is. topomax is right, are we talking wood hinges or metal hinges. theres about a bazillion kinds of hinges so maybe it could be narrowed down a bit

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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vonhagen

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#9 posted 852 days ago

i was searching wooden hinges and saved that image because i thought it would look nice on some furniture. its a very basic hinge and would be simple to make. not my hinge idea but i like it and you can lift it off for easy door removal

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#10 posted 852 days ago

Von and Richard, Matthias Wandel’s dad made those hinges. Here’s the WoodGears post on how to make them. -Jack

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vonhagen

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#11 posted 852 days ago

i have that router bit in my collection and i will have to give it a try, thanks jack

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 852 days ago

I was looking for wooden hinges or hinges mechanisms where the lid is pinned to the box (or door to the cabinet). Nothing wrong with forged metal hinges, just not what THIS challenge is about.

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

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vonhagen

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#13 posted 852 days ago

i think i could run some large moulding profiles on the shaper and long lengths then cross cut them to mass produce them. i have made wooden hinges using the box joint method and found that using a dowelit brand boring jig made the pin holes centered perfect, alot better than the drill press

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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bugz

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#14 posted 852 days ago


Have really enjoyed your trip on hinge making, gfadmv, would like to try the Y/S style on some bigger boxes, this is the greatest site for me to learn. Am not very computer savey, but am leaning.
Hears my style, I have been making them for a few years. I use my box joint blade and box joint jig and some with brass pins , some with dowels. Have a small 90 deg. jig with spring clamps to drill hole. I have an updated verion, will try to post tomorrow. Thanks Bob

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 852 days ago

Nice hinges on a nice box. This is the kind of stuff I’m looking for. Bob, you could cut the pin hole with the tablesaw rather than drilling. The drilling is where things go awry for me. Those 1/8” bits want to follow the grain no matter how I have them jigged up!

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

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