If you have been following the blog, you know I have been working on wooden hinge forms for some time. John, one reader in Washington State, wanted to know if I ever make a prototype for each cabinet or box in which I incorporate wooden hinges. My answer is a definite YES!
John, here is the final/final prototype hinge form I made for a small curly maple cabinet – and before any sculpting:
The link above shows several photos of the finished cabinet. Hint: here is the bottom-right hinge, installed on the finished cabinet:
To make wooden hinges I use the F3 finger joint template on the Leigh D4R dovetail jig. In case you missed it, I documented the entire procedure, including photographs, in an earlier article. The article is now archived at the Leigh Industries Customer Support web page (third article from the bottom i the Technical Support Bulletin section).
— Al Navas