A Week In The Workshop 137



Hi everyone, hope you had a good week and are having a good weekend.


Firstly, a confession. This came to light after this video was shot and edited, but there was an error on the posted plans for the DIY rail hinge - the 1:1 plans for the front support riser (P4) had the slot fractionally off-centre; this has been put right, and the revised plans are available on the previous post, and I’ll post them here as well. Apologies for the inconvenience.


And yes, I have had to message over a hundred people on Etsy about that! 🤦‍♂️


Anyway, a bit of general chat this week, I’ve been tinkering with a few odds and ends - I’ll have more on those mid-week I think - and been trying to get my head around the various MFT jigs I have; I swear the Parf Guide system comes with a user manual thicker than the one I had with my first car. I need to get these rattled through pronto, but also need to be able to use them properly, so a little bedtime reading required!


The rail hinge is doing well - lots of positive feedback, and many comments from people looking for a physical product, so I’ll need to get my skates on with that, see what we can do.

I mentioned on Wednesday that I’d had a minor light-bulb moment, and not was that the rail hinge video was almost all shot on my phone; the talking heads were all done with the big camera and microphone, but the nature of the build meant that it was just easier to grab my phone to shoot a lot of it - most of it, it actually turned out. So interesting times; I’m not ready to ditch my cameras just yet, but I’ll certainly be experimenting with improving the phone audio, just in case the next generation iPhone is ‘the one’…


And there’s a question I hope you can help me out with, especially perhaps our members from the Netherlands? I enjoy a YouTube channel called Never Too Small - it’s about small home living, often in city-centres - and their current video features a nice one-bed apartment in Amsterdam. Whilst they give the walk-through, the owner opens some tall cupboards, and you can see that they’re hinged with regular concealed hinges, but double-hinged in the middle of the door. I’ve never seen this before, and I’m curious to know if this is common in the Netherlands ie a ‘Dutch’ thing, just an Amsterdam thing, or just a one-off!

Either way, I can’t figure out the benefit of it, so if anyone can shed any light I’d appreciate it!

That’ll do for now; thanks as always for your amazing support, and I’ll catch you mid-week.


Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Peter


#AWITW #awitw137 #RailHinge #NeverTooSmall #DoubleHinges


Direct video link - https://youtu.be/ooko95QNklE


Never Too Small - Amsterdam Apt. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQFOpMM0evI



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