The Secret Life of Components—Hinges

Master maker, cartoonist, author, and artist Tim Hunkin spent his pandemic downtime producing a series, “The Secret Life of Components”, to introduce designers and builders to the bits and pieces he uses in his fanciful machines.

When building the thing and it just needs to swing, it’s a hinge that you bring. A wide variety of hinges are surveyed, including those (possibly too) clever articulated jobs for flush panel doors. Sometimes you need to make your own, and examples and tips for fabrication show how it’s done.