The Geek and Dad frequently debate the correct way to install a hinge. Dad says the Geek does not use nearly enough nails.
Judging by the rust and the lichen, these are obviously some of my Dad's earlier works. I will have to find more examples of how his craft has evolved.
These hinges give idea of the type of people who originally settled in places away from 'civilization' and ease. They had to learn to improvise and make things work. You can always tell who is going to survive; it's the people who can buckle down and get things done.