It is currently 27 Apr 2017, 19:45
9fingers wrote:Terry, one tip that is no help to you now now but maybe for future boxes is to choose and buy your hinges first..
Then you can choose the thickness of the timber to suit the hinge. either rebate for the full thickness of the timber to match the hinge or make the timber a good few mm thicker than the hinge leaf width.
What you want to avoid is cutting rebates for the hinges just leaving a couple of mm strip intact. Quite likely to end in tears. DAMHIKT!
Another reason is that IME vendors are poor at giving comprehensive dimensions of their hinges. I was trying to match a cock bead size from router cutter range to match the knuckle dimension of the hinge.
TrimTheKing wrote:And I mean just a dab in the centre of that end grain, not all the way along.
Andyp wrote:yeah come Terry. We demand pics
Rod wrote:Are you making the lids separately?
I made some boxes and cut the tops off with a fine kerf blade in my TS.
Used very thin liners poking up slightly with rounded edge, which was enough to make the lids a push fit so no hinges required.
Brusso hinges are first class but very expensive and really need a very special box.
I bought some nice ones from Lee Valley when I was in Toronto and Hobbys used to sell decent ones but haven't checked for a while.
9fingers wrote:Lesson n of box making is to always make the bottom and lid as one piece and cut them apart afterwards remembering to adjust the spacing of any fancy joints to allow for the saw kerf.
I could go in to detail, but maybe I'll save that for a separate thread when I post the finished box, but suffice to say getting things square and getting joints tight is a touch harder than it looks on YouTube .
The central divider in the box is a bit of a laugh. I did a dry fit to test then found I could not get it out of one side so I am going to have to live without that being glued. Slightly annoying as there is movement in the side that is not such a 'perfect' fit
But all a good learning experience and I have enjoyed it, so I am sure it will not be the last box I make. I now need to get a wiggle on to finish it before Christmas.
Wizard9999 wrote:Yes, it is definitely on the robust side , the sides are about 15mm. For the life of me I can't remember why, but there was a good reason I landed on that size when I started.
Wizard9999 wrote: I totally stuffed up fitting the hinges
Wizard9999 wrote:Well SWMBO is getting a jumper for Christmas,
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