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Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:38 am
by mhonzell
In the first photo, you are looking at the side of the hinge that would be against the wood. Another nail would be installed near the top (as shown below). The square nail heads would be on the inside of the box with the hinge plate on the outside. A smaller piece would be connected to a non-moving part of the box, but similarly flat since this is not designed to wrap over a corner edge. Nowadays, we use screws that penetrate from the outside of the hinge.

Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:21 pm
by PetesPockets55
I've got to admit I almost jumped out of my chair when I thought Mark found a complete example of my hinge. hugeeyes

Then I realized he added the second nail for demonstrating how it would look with both nails. lol:
I keep going back and forth in my head whether it was for a jewelry box or not. It seems big for a dainty jewelry box. I'm pretty sure it was meant to be on the water tho because of the bronze composition.
Hopefully one of these days I'll come across something similar that will give me a clue :eureka: to what it was used on.

Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:27 pm
by mhonzell
:l :l

Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:30 am
by Daniel
My confusion is the head of the nail being inside the chest, was not thinking in that direction. lol

Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 am
by mhonzell
The tip of the nail was pounded down to act as a rivet head holding the plate in place.

Re: Coil covers can be a problem ??

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:30 pm
by Daniel
I understand that but the head of the nail being inside the chest is where my confusion came in. Wasn't visualizing until you posted the "complete" hinge.