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Tiny Door Hinges- Advent Calendar
The Advent Calendar (or Christmas Countdown Calendar) prototype is well on its way. The dado jig worked perfectly! Unfortunately though, my pre-holiday merriment was disrupted when I started to work out the hinge details. The doors on this piece are just under 1.5″ x 1.5″. With 25 of them to attach to the frame, regular hinges are just out of the question. Aaron and I batted some ideas back and forth and it seems that the easiest thing to do right now is simply use two small pins, above and below each door to act was pivot points.
You can see in this image, our main concern is the size of the door and the location of the pin. Obviously the trick is making sure the door clears the frame and opens freely. Aaron did a great job putting together these two samples that show a 1/8″ diameter pin (left) and a 3/32″ diameter pin (right). In both cases, the pin needs to be set closer to the front of the door to help the door swing more “naturally”, similar to what we’d expect from a standard hinge.
So that’s the plan so far, and frankly I feel like there should be a better solution. If you don’t order the little dowel pins pre-made, you’re going to have to cut about 50 little pins yourself. That’s a pain in the nether regions! And the smooth action of the doors will depend on some precision drilling. Nothing that can’t be handled with a few jigs and a little patience, but its not quite as “sim...
Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop
Dates: 4/25/2014 – 4/25/2014
UF/IFAS Collier Extension, Naples FL Naples
14700 Immokalee Road
Learn Best Management Practices for Healthy LandscapesIs your turf maintenance tiring, or terrific? Plant care costing you dearly, or worth every penny? Is your yard hard or easy on your eyes, health, and wallet?Attend a free Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) for Homeowners workshop to learn University of Florida (UF)�s powerful principles for healthy landscapes. Col- lier County Extension Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) Coordinator Isabel Way-Soto and Master Gardener Mary Jane Cary will entertain and inform you, and provide take-home materials you can use.Then schedule an FYN Yard Recognition visit with a Master Gardener FYN Advisor team to learn if your yard is eligible for Silver or Gold recognition. Applying UF�s time-and-money-saving tips can enable you and your landscape to enjoy the natu- ral South Florida environment we call home.Each FFL for Homeowners workshop is held at the Collier County Extension 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120Friday, January 311 - 3 pmWednesday, February 121 - 3 pmFriday, April 251 - 3 pmQuestions? Contact the Collier Extension at 239 353 4244 or email Isabel at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Extension Master Gardeners at CollierMG@ifas.ufl.edu.