not a hinge, yet

2 October, 2008 at 12:02 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the first time I have used one of these bits as a hinge, most cannot make a tight enough angle.  Many times the back of the watch face is a beautiful as the front, I love the soft colour and crazing on this one.

It can take a while to figure out how to solve some engineering problems with materials I have at hand. Occasionally in the night I spend hours working out various solutions for a latch or hinge (my two biggest issues) and finally fall asleep after settling on the most elegant way to do it.  Sadly, when I get my hands on the pieces the next day I sometimes realize immediately why it won’t work, giving me another chance to exercise the little grey cells.

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