Stupid question on hinges
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I've built a box in the past with a top that overhangs the box and I did exposed hinges.  On this box I want to try to conceal the hinge as much as possible.  My local hardware stores don't have anything that I think would work.

So I'll ask the stupid question...what kind of hinge would you recommend?  The box sides are 9/16" thick and the top tapers from 1/2"  on the edge to 5/8".  The overhang on the lid is 9/16" all the way around.  I looked at barrel hinges for jewelry boxes but I'm not sure with those because I've never seen one let alone installed one. Rolleyes


   
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#12
  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
Box hinges will work, butou’ll want to mortise the hinges in, which is not terribly difficult to do but requires careful work and sharp tools.
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  Re: RE: Stupid question on hinges by Bibliophile 13 (Box hinges will work...)
(01-13-2019, 04:32 PM)Bibliophile 13 Wrote: Box hinges will work, butou’ll want to mortise the hinges in, which is not terribly difficult to do but requires careful work and sharp tools.

Do you mean something like this?

   
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  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
I don't think this looks right but in order for the top to sit flush with the box I had to mortise for the thickness of the hinge.

   

   

Thanks goodness for scrap pieces of wood. Big Grin
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  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
That should work. Saves chopping up the lid.
Steve





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  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
Duane -

I've used hinges like this -




but you need to bevel the edges to get clearance for the hinge to open.  They are easy to install, just drill opposing holes of the right diameter and glue the hinges in.

The SOSS hinges are similar, but don't require the bevels for clearance.  Lee Valley carries them -

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.as...1241,41265

and has instructions on that page for their installation.  They are completely concealed after they're installed.

Phil
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  Re: RE: Stupid question on hinges by Phil S. (Duane - I've used...)
(01-14-2019, 08:33 PM)Phil S. Wrote: Duane -

I've used hinges like this -




but you need to bevel the edges to get clearance for the hinge to open.  They are easy to install, just drill opposing holes of the right diameter and glue the hinges in.

The SOSS hinges are similar, but don't require the bevels for clearance.  Lee Valley carries them -

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.as...1241,41265

and has instructions on that page for their installation.  They are completely concealed after they're installed.

Phil

Thank you for the help.  I ended up going with the SOSS hinges and they worked perfectly.  I have some tweaking to do after finishing but they worked like a charm.  Smile

   

   
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  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
Excellent!  Glad that worked for you.  Love to see a picture of the final product when you're done.

Phil
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  Re: Stupid question on hinges by Duane N (I've built a box in ...)
Cool Cool  .................
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  Re: RE: Stupid question on hinges by Phil S. (Excellent!  Glad tha...)
(01-17-2019, 05:46 PM)Phil S. Wrote: Excellent!  Glad that worked for you.  Love to see a picture of the final product when you're done.

Phil

I will definitely post pictures when it's completed.  Trying to figure out what kind of finish to put on it...I have some testing to do.  Again, thanks for taking the time on a simple question but I learned a lot during the process and why I enjoy wood working. Smile

Side note....it took me an hour to start drilling the holes after laying everything out.  I kept doubting myself and was reminded of how many other projects I messed up when it was 95% completed. Big Grin
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