Making wooden hinges
So I made some wooden hinges, patterned on the wooden hinges my dad used to build for his cabinets. And those hinges were inspired by these detachable hinges that my dad used to get from Germany.
I used my new all metal pantorouter to cut a tenon on either end of a piece of wood, then cut it in half to make the two hinge mounts.
I also rounded the corners of the hinge mount, just to make it look nice.
I used my pantorouter to cut the mortises. I mounted the whole cabinet to the table. With the workpiece fixed and the router moving, I didn't have to worry about overstressing any bearings doing this.
Because this will only go in a garage, I don't care about screws showing.
My dad always used one screw and glue, then put a decorative plug over the screw.
Wooden hinges like this can be squeeky, but some wax on the hinge pins cures that. I heated the pins with a heat gun before applying the wax to get more of it to stick.
Part of the water supply for a rural property is in a big garage that used to be heated, but will be unheated moving forward. So I built an insulated cabinet to keep the water from freezing in the winter. But in the summer, to prevent the inside from getting damp from condensation, the door will be removed.
Dad's wooden hinges
Dad's wooden door
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