Making a Knuckle Joint

Making a Knuckle Joint

Recently I restored a beautiful drop leaf cherry table.

Most of it was intact and needed only a little restoration, but one element that really needed some help was the wooden hinge joint that had broken over its many years of use. The knuckle hinge allows the support legs to swing out so the loose leaf can then rest on top.

The knuckle joint in Fig. 1 is quite unique, in this article I will take you through the steps to make a more traditional hinge joint.

Adjustable Lectern

Adjustable Lectern

I was recently commissioned to create a podium that could be used by a company’s staff who ranged in height from 5’ to over 6’ so rather than making it a fixed height with an accompanying stool for the shorter staff members, I wanted to make this easily adjustable.

How to Square the Square

How to Square the Square

As woodworkers we rely heavily on our hand tools and expect them to perform as designed. We hone our plane irons and chisels to keep them sharp, we realign table saws and once in a while may resurface a bench. But then again, some of the tools we use, we take for granted, and expect them to perform as they did when we bought them. Take for example a combination square. I don’t know about you but that is my go to square of choice – only one moving part – what could possibly go wrong with it…?

Where is all starts…

Where is all starts…

Timber in the Northeast: Logging practices of the era; from timber cutting to the river ride for the logs. “Forests are the only renewable land resource’. Shows whole families cutting timber, women and children included. Logging