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    Looking for Suggestions

    Okay, so I have my little pen box I made for the wedding pen.
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...hlight=wedding

    While it was off being engraved, I ordered some little barrel hinges to use with it. I have the hinges now, and what I didn't pay attention to was how to install them. I figured, just drill holes in the lid and box, glue them in a go. But is looks like I need to put a 45' groove down the back of the lid and the box. I'm not real excited about trying that on the box/lid, because of the finish. I guess I could cover the box/lid with painters tape and go at it. Then put a finish on the groove. I just wondering if the is a better type of hinge someone could recommend. I am really not wanting the hing to show with the lid closed, least not much.

    I know, think further ahead when making something, dummy!
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    So basically you have these:
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware...93&cat=3,41241

    I was thinking something more like this:
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware...=3,41241,41265
    might work, but it seems like they're all to large.. Maybe someone has a smaller variant on that.

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    Yes, I have the first ones in your post.

    I looked at the second ones but the smallest is 10mm, I have 3/8" thick wood to work with.
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    Yeah they do make the soss hinges down to 8mm but that doesn't leave any significant amount of material for you (recommended 7/16" wood)

    Best I could find.
    http://www.rockler.com/brusso-solid-...quadrant-hinge
    http://www.rockler.com/solid-brass-box-hinges
    http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200...ant-Hinge.aspx

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    Thanks, Ryan, for taking the time to search and post. I think I am pretty much limited to what I bought for this small of a box. I'm going to tape the box and lid up to protect the finish, and with the router in my table just shave a bit at a time until I get the required groove. If I mess it up, well.... I don't want to think about it.
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    Will cross my fingers for you

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