Hinges and Notes

In the comments to yesterday’s entry, Amy mentioned that she and her brother are planning to make a portable practice floor.  I went this same route in 2005—see Space and Time, The Way Forward, The Beginning of a Journey, Pressing Onward, The End Approaches and the pictures in A Curiosity.  She also asked what kind of hinge I used.  The hinge is a common piano hinge which you can see in the pictures below—Amy, I hope these help in your journey to building a practice floor!

The full hinge
Hinge detail

I also mentioned in my reply to Amy that if I were to do it again, I would have special ordered the 1/2 inch plywood and would have narrowed the overall width down to about 3 feet.  There are two reasons for this.  The first is weight, my floor is extremely sturdy but also very heavy.  The second is that it’s too large to fit behind or under anything smaller than a queen sized bed—I simply cannot hide it behind the couch!

On another note, HAH!, I have finished the basic outline for my Saturday class.  After I find the java applet for FreeMind I’ll post them here.