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    Help finding source for specific hinges

    I am in the process of putting together a few wooden photo albums, and want to use a specific type of hinge. The hinge uses "pins" that are inserted through holes drilled in the album's binding, sorta like in the picture below...

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    The actual arm of the hinge shouldn't protrude as far out as the example, but hopefully you get the idea.

    I appreciate any help you might be able to help in finding a source!

    - Keith
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    try highland hardware or maybe van dykes restorers store ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    try highland hardware or maybe van dykes restorers store ...
    Van Dykes is my first inclination as well. If you buy alot of hardware, they do have wholesale accounts as well, you need a tax ID number though.

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    It seems to me... that I've seen that sort of male-female threaded-pin set in a stationery store or a bookstore someplace. There was a special name for 'em, but I don't remember what it was.

    Once you find a supply of THOSE, the battle's half over - then it's down to finding a hinge you can readily modify to accept those threaded coupling things.
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    ok tim has got me thinkun here,, really it hurts sometimes... try mc master & carr for the pins then like tim says look for modifyable hinges next.. mc master and carr have mulitudes of hardware stuff..
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    Maybe a scrapbooking forum
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    If you've got a craft store like 'Michaels' around, might be worth a shot.
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    Source for specific hardware

    Keith the bolts that you are searching for are called sex bolts and Mc Master Carr carries them
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Hans View Post
    Keith the bolts that you are searching for are called sex bolts and Mc Master Carr carries them
    Chuck
    That's IT! Sex bolts EXACTLY! Thank you, Chuck!
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