I've made a bunch of those, mostly with offset pins. Brass is a whole lot easier as you can cut it on the table saw, bandsaw, miter saw.
I would like to make more in the future. I like the idea of the offset pins, do they act more like an "L" type knife hinge?
I'm with Jason. You did a really nice job. Now try it in brass. Not really that expensive, nicer to look at. You're a woodworker, you know materials are cheap, the labor is where the money is at. Brass will save labor. Offset are "L" shaped, unless you have a situation where other than 90 deg is needed.
correy Smith [01/23/2011]
Good Effort. I must agree that brass over the cold rolled would be a wiser choice. A washer between the leaves is nice too. I use copper rod for the pin. I have made them as big as .75x2.5" .
Garry Daniels [01/24/2011]
And they only cost you $30 per pair in labour and materials.
I recently made these using stock from brass entry door hinges. I screwed them down to a scrap to drill mounting holes and hinge pins, cut the offset hinge outline with a hack saw, and finished with cheap files. For hinge pins I used stock from brass hooks and set on an anvil. Easy!
Since I have more time than money, it was well worth it. Frankly, I like the way they look, being steel and not brass.
James - Good idea using the brass from entry door hinges, I'll have to try that too.
Anyone who wants a more detailed description for how I made these, please feel free to contact me.