Cradle-Hinged Lids

Course Description

About this course

Making a successful hinge is a critical stepping-stone to all sorts of mechanisms and moving parts. In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn how to fabricate a cradle-hinged lid suitable for boxes, vessels, and lockets. 

Demonstrations will include basic fabrication of a circular lid, preparing it to receive the hinge cradle, creating telescopic tubing, soldering the hinge cradle in place, cutting hinge knuckles and soldering them into the cradle, and troubleshooting potential hinge problems. In addition to learning how to make a sturdy, functional cradle hinge, students will level-up their general fabrication and soldering skills.

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Meet the Instructor

Nash Quinn

Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a variety of materials, techniques, and formats.  Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a faculty member at Rowan University and Munson Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and has worked, taught, and exhibited artwork at craft schools and jewelry academies nationwide.

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.


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Nash Quinn


March 2 -16, 2022

Weekly on Wednesday


4:00 PM -6:00 PM


3 weeks

Intermediate and above
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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