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Blog entry by Buckskin posted 08-02-2007 04:40 AM 996 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am looking for some extremely small butt hinges. What I am looking for will need to attach to stock no more than 1/8”or approximately 3 mm. This is for a very small scale project. I checked Rockler.com but the smallest of theirs I could find was still to big. Do any of my fellow Lumberjocks have a suggestion as to where I may find them?



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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-02-2007 04:44 AM

Lee valley?

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=1&cat=3&p=41241

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-02-2007 04:45 AM

I will try that Wayne. It dont look like Woodcraft has them either.

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#3 posted 08-02-2007 04:48 AM

Order thier free catalog where your on their web site if you do not already get them. Wonderful catalogs (woodworking, hardware, and gardening)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 08-02-2007 04:49 AM

Thanks Wayne, they have the smallest so far. Still a bit big, but I may have to up scale this project just a tad. I ordered all their catalogs awhile back. Still waiting to find them in my box.

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#5 posted 08-02-2007 04:54 AM

Is the 1/8” or 3mm the thickness of the wood you’re working on?

You might call these people or email them for smaller:

Try: : http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewProducts.asp?Cat=1139

Hardware Source Company
I think they only have hinges! 2600 different hinges they claim.
1/4” square is their smallest Butt “type” Hinge.

http://www.hardwaresource.com/

Good luck!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#6 posted 08-02-2007 04:54 AM

Are there any doll house places that might have hinges. or doll furniture. I’ve not looked but just suggesting.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Buckskin

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#7 posted 08-02-2007 04:58 AM

Thanks PanamaJack, I missed those the first time through.

Yes 1/8” was the planed thickness. I think I may have to step it up just a touch.

You all won’t beleive what it is I need them for and I not tellin either. I will be sure to post it though when I get-r-done!

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Buckskin

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#8 posted 08-02-2007 05:22 AM

Ok, Lee Valley has some that would work but I think these http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewProducts.asp?Cat=1183 will do a better job for me. Thank you all for your help! Ya’lls assistance is just one reason why I like this site so much!

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#9 posted 08-02-2007 02:25 PM

My thought was Leevalley, or Vandykes.com.

glad you found what you were looking for, and I’m glad to find the hardwaresource.com listing.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#10 posted 08-02-2007 02:30 PM

That’s a nice site Mark, thanks for the Heads-up. (http://www.vandykes.com/)

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 08-02-2007 03:01 PM

a little secret project, huh???? my my. How exciting!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Buckskin

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#12 posted 08-02-2007 05:18 PM

Ok gang. First let me thank everyone for posting about the hardware sites, these have been useful and I hope others will find them useful. Lots of good stuff you can’t find in the big box retailers.

I went into my local Mom’s and Pop’s lumberyard this morning and looked them over again and I found some hinges that will work especially when you consider it saved between $7 and $10 in shipping fees.

Now that I have my hangers I will have to get to work on this little project.

Again, thank you all!

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Karson

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#13 posted 08-02-2007 09:34 PM

Buckskin glad you found some but here is another site Doll House hinges http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/121_scale/121_hwk_component.html

And another
http://www.craft-inc.com/m/_general/prod_list.asp?riIDClass=20&riPageID=25

And another these people have 1/8” hinges
http://www.woodparts.ca/HARDWARE-HINGEDOLL.HTML

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Buckskin

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#14 posted 08-02-2007 10:27 PM

Thank you Karson. This blog is quickly becoming small, miniture hinge headquarters. That is ok though hopefully others will find this information useful as well.

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#15 posted 08-02-2007 11:19 PM

I was just at a Lee Valley store and they had some pretty tiny hinges on display

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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