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Forum topic by gn1weirdness posted 09-24-2015 12:02 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gn1weirdness

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09-24-2015 12:02 AM

Hopefully I have this in the right forum, if not please let me know.

My question is, does anyone know of any hinge screws, or micro hinges I could use on a very small box lid that I have made out of 1/8th inch stock?

Thank you a ton in advance.


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crank49

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 12:18 AM

No, actually it should go in the RIGHT forum, or perhaps more gramatically correct, I should say the correct forum.
;^)

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 12:30 AM

I would probably forego the screws and glue with epoxy.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 12:58 AM

Yes glue them in place. Look for “aileron hinges for radio controlled model airplanes”. The shortest screws I have found are 1/4” long.

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gn1weirdness

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#4 posted 09-24-2015 01:00 AM



No, actually it should go in the RIGHT forum, or perhaps more gramatically correct, I should say the correct forum.
;^)

- crank49

That was BAD lol, like REALLY REALLY BAD. Grammatically has two m’s by the way :: ) Either way well played, and thank you everyone for the info so far. Really appreciate it, I also was unable to find anything for these purposes smaller than 1/4th, unless you get into machine screws for computer/tech work.

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Hinge

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#5 posted 09-24-2015 04:49 AM

The couple times I have used 1/8” stock to build a box I have drilled holes through the stock, mounted the screws, cut off the tips, sanded to 1000 grit and ended up with two shiny little dots (design statement).

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#6 posted 09-24-2015 12:51 PM

I assuming it’s too late, or doesn’t fit the aesthetic, to glue an additional support strip under the back edge? Would provide a bit more bite, or possible allow you to drill holes in the end of said strip, and use small brass rod or dowels on the ends as a hinge.

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gn1weirdness

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#7 posted 09-24-2015 05:33 PM

Never to late. I was thinking of doing that honestly. I am also toying with some other ideas that I have never seen anyone do before and would add some serious internal aesthetic to each piece as well. It would also actually be easier than using hinges, well if it works out.

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