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    Hinge help needed

    Being out of my league here I need some help with hinges for a small box. From what I've seen, most overlay or similar type hinges are designed for 3/4" material. I have 1/2" material on a frameless box. I need a hinge for my situation and can't find it (see link to sketch). Does the hinge in my sketch exist and if so where do I go to get it? Thanks for your help!!

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  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    They make that style, but most are 3/4 to 3/4 material, so you may have to do a 1/4" shim or drill a few new holes in the hinge where needed.*entries*=0

    Google "Box Lid Hinge" or "lid hinge" for more results.

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  3. #3
    Thank you sir...hadn't thought about a shim.

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    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    I'm no help but to the Family Brad and if no one has told ya yet we like PICTURES...........
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    Welcome to family Brad, hope you enjoy your stay. You can get incredible help here and ask all the questions you like. I did and still do and never cease to be amazed at the help.

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    Gotta say, That's a nice picture you drew. Made it very clear what the issue was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Gotta say, That's a nice picture you drew. Made it very clear what the issue was.
    I came here to say the same thing. (Well, that, and to suggest a shim, too.) That's either some professional-level drafting, or a really cool SketchUp plugin.

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    LOL! No, that's just an engineering pad. I wasn't at home so it was quicker to draw a sketch. I'm an engineer but love to play with wood. I'm just not good or fast enough at it to make a living out of it. Thanks for all your help!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Welcome and glad you found us, Brad. That looks like quite a substantial hinge for a 1/2" material box. I wonder if some small butt hinges would do the job just as well. These Brusso's are very pricey but IMHO worth it for a special box. There are probably similar, less expensive ones out there too.

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    Those are nice hinges, thanks Ted

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