Hinged joint from a single board?

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Forum topic by boomfiziks posted 07-29-2013 07:26 AM 1318 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2013 07:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: roubo hinge cut

I am familiar with the Roubo book stand cutting technique, where from a single board, you can create a hinged joint. The Roubo book stand goes from a “closed” position (0 degrees) to an “open” position (90 degrees). What I’m wondering, is there a similar cutting technique that can take a flat board and cut a hinge in the middle? In other words, can you cut a hinge that’ll allow it to go from an “open” position (180 degrees) to a closed position (90 degrees or less)? If so, is there a tutorial?


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#1 posted 07-29-2013 12:21 PM

I don’t know of a way to cut a hinge out of a single board like that book stand.

But you could make a wooden hinge where both halves were from the same board using the technique in ShipWright's Blog

For examples of wood hinges, search the LJ projects for the tags: wooden hinge and wooden hinges

If you only want to use hand tools, my pine box project lid was done with a plow plane and block plane (shameless plug to boost my view count).

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 02:39 PM

Thanks for the mention knockknock.
Actually with a scroll saw and a steady hand you can make the hinge in my blog without interrupting the grain.

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