Decorative Hinges from Sheet Steel with Tom Latané August 20-21, 2022
Students will design and cut strap or smaller hinges from 16 ga. sheet using chisels. Hinge barrels will be rolled, and tapered ends tucked behind the hinge, where they would be held by the first nail. (The same process is used when welding hinge barrels but these are not welded.) Three knuckles will be cut with a hack saw and chisel and filed to fit. This project will be a good introduction to metalwork. Students with more experience can find challenges in making more intricate designs and cutting more knuckles. Jeweler’s saws could be used to pierce more intricate designs. Some chasing and simple embossing would be possible.