The first hinges on my lighter broke, it was thin and not strong enough. This time around I thought I'll create a much thicker hinge from a bit of bass bar. The best way to create the hinges would be to use a CNC milling machine which would need to be program and tested. I chose to create the hinge from the eye with a Dremel tool.
I started off by tapping bigger threads for bigger screws.
The brass bar I used to create the hinge.
Measured and cut the bit I will use.
Measured and mark both sides of the brass metal hinge using a sharpie and a razor blade
After some Time I had both sides groove cut outs and fitting spot on.
Grinding and milling to the size I need.
Riveted up and seems ok.
After one day I completed the hinges, installed a patina.
Engraved my name on the back.
After creating the hinges I created a bigger close hammer for the lighter lid.