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Forum topic by Ben_Durham posted 08-14-2014 01:33 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2014 01:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box hinge design question


I’ve been lurking here for a while and hoped someone would be able to offer some advice with my latest project.

I’ve got a section of sycamore that started to split due to drying too quickly. I split the log and hollowed out the inside with the intention of making a box.

I want to add a hinge to the box but give the splitting of the log is natural and not square or flat as a result.

I am unsure what style of hinge to use, I have thought of cutting a large mortise and using some mahogony shims to ensure the hinges are level with one another but am not sure if the outside edge of the lid and base will rub/catch due to the irregular shape.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 01:53 PM

I would use a barrel hinge – completely hidden and can be adjusted to fit the discrepancy.

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