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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 07-13-2015 02:59 AM 469 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2015 02:59 AM

I’m making a G&G tool chest and I need to figure out what I’m going to do for hinges.

I haven’t seen any I really like. Except maybe a piano hinge.

I know the typical G&G way is to make any part necessary. I’ve made hinges in the past out of mahogany and they’re still holding fine.

I was thinking of doing some Ebony hinges this go around?

What would you guys say?

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#1 posted 07-13-2015 07:28 AM

I would say go for it, absolutely. While the simplicity and reliability of a metal hinge cant be beat, a good wooden hinge just looks ‘right’ to me. If you’re feeling particularly insane, an ebony piano hinge is a whole other level.

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#2 posted 07-13-2015 12:09 PM

If it’s going to be wood make it, if it’s going to be metal, buy it.

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