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.

Wet Wet Wet…

Wet Wet Wet…

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said it best –
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

Cut Nails a Sequel

Cut Nails a Sequel

Last month I wrote about Cut nails – this is a follow-up with a video by the highly skilled and entertaining James Hamilton aka Stumpy Nubs. Enjoy

Mahogany Veneer

Mahogany Veneer

Several months ago I was refinished a mahogany card table and needed to purchase a sheet of mahogany veneer for the table top. I Found a company that offered a great product.