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    Default wooden hingfes - first try.

    Here is my plan. I haven't carved it yet. It is in 1/2" stock and needs 1/8" rod - maybe wire coat hanger will work for testing. Sorry, I did it with version 3. Anyone can try it, I might tomorrow.
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    Great idea!

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    Good luck. Hope they work.

    P.S. Quick note. If possible you want to cut into end grain instead of long grain for strength if the hinge will see a lot of use or if it will possibly see some abuse.

    This design takes care of ensuring you have a straight groove for the pin (my nemesis).

    I looked at this design but chose against it because I thought it left too little material using a 1/4" wood dowel for the pin.

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    I like the idea, me being a welder I have 1/8 stainless welding tig wire laying around ...

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    Well it worked - quite well actually. The spacing between the knuckle's or what ever they are called was just right. I put the filler piece in one of the pieces, marked the numbers, and separated then with a band saw. I waxed the rod and installed it then glued the filler pieces in. I cut them flush with a small hand saw and removed the surface marks whit one pass over the "Sand Flee" (I have the original version - see RJR Studios). I used a knife from a wood carving set to start shaping the filler pieces then used a narrow piece of sand paper thru the hinge gap to finish them. Took 45 min to carve and probably that to put it together and clean it up.
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    Nice job. I can think of a hundred uses.
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    Nice work must try.

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    I am thinking of photo/memories albums for the grandkids nest year. Gotta start early because I got swamped last year with order from another website - not mine so much - and had trouble fitting every thing in, even with two machines running. I think I found 2 sources to ring binder mechanisms but you have to buy in quantity - 50 of so for about $60. If anyone is interested I will put together a tutorial on how to lay out the hinges - general so can be adapted to what ever situation you have.
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