|Review by Bob #2||posted 04-02-2010 05:17 PM||3476 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I had occasion to purchase some extruded brass extra narrow butt hinges for project I’m working on this week around here Lee Valley is the only game in town for this type of hardware.
Unfortunately with the help of the counter clerk I managed to bollocks up the matching screw head sizes receive available hinge. Notwithstandingm yet another trip to the store on Saturday morning I found that they suggested head size #4 did not completely match the countersink in these hinges.
Nothing in fine cabinetry looks worse or draws the eye quicker than a shabby job on the hinges.
I couldn’t decide if the counter sinks in the hinges were incorrectly milled tor he head sizes of the screws were not correctly cut to produce a seamless fit. At any rate here is a picture of my problem:
|From wood stuff 2010|
The hinge on the left-hand side is one from the pair I purchased yesterday and the hinge on the right-hand side is a single is a single hinge left over from a previous project. These hinges seem thinner than the old style Thy used to carry.??
The #6 screws I received from Lee Valley were obviously incorrect. Make things worse the guy pulled one package of #8And a package of #6’s. The fine print in the catalogue suggests I should have received #4’s .
The #4 screws that I tried here in the shop do not fit well in the new hinges and seem to be a better fit in the old style hinge. I suppose the lesson learned here with so many variables in the manufacturing processes and so much material fabricated offshore that you should be sure to purchase both your hinges and the matching screws at the same time to be sure that you get a decent fit for your projects.
From now on I will insist that both the hinge and the screws be mated in the store before I leave.
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