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Fairy Doors #3: #9 Part III

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-20-2008 07:02 PM 863 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Aug 20, 2008

The Hinge Saga Continues
Well I was on the search for “hinges” or something that would work on my wee door and so I used up some ga$oline to drive to town to one of the building stores. $3 for four hinges. $3—- I’m not going to pay $3 on hinges! And so I burn some more fuel and head off to the next building store. They didn’t even have hinges small enough for my purpose.

Next.. more gas$ consumption and I go to the dollar store. I bought a small wooden box and for $1 I got two hinges and a latch. As a bonus I get two small storage boxes (the top and bottom halves after the hinges are removed).
Next, just around the corner and so not too much $$ for gas usage and I stop at Walmart. They have the little hinges and they are less than $3. That’s better than the building store but do I want to pay $3 for 2 sets of hinges when I can get 3 sets of hinges + 3 latches for the same price at the dollar store (plus the bonus boxes)...

End result: $$$ gas consumption later, I have one set of hinges for only $1. :)

(Oh and I looked at watches: Walmart – $15. Second-hand store: $10. Dollar Store: no watches.

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



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lew

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#1 posted 08-20-2008 07:19 PM

Look on the bright side- it is a lovely day to be outside, everyone can use a couple of extra storage boxes AND you found some hinges that will work!!

It’s all good (to quote the teenagers).

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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PaBull

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#2 posted 08-20-2008 08:35 PM

Debbie, go to a cigar store. They might have boxes from which they sold individual cigars. Some of those boxes have nice small hinges.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 08-20-2008 08:54 PM

thanks guys.

I didn’t know this was going to be so challenging!

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

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PaBull

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#4 posted 08-20-2008 09:16 PM

Aah, you thought woodworking was EASY? ....lol

And you are taking it to a whole other dimension by building doors and such for fantasy characters.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 08-20-2008 09:32 PM

oh the lessons we have to learn….. woodworking is not easy…. huh.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 08-21-2008 11:48 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Here’s my thought.

Nothing is ever easy, so all in all you did good.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 08-22-2008 12:00 AM

can’t ask for more than that, now, can I? :)

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

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