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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 04-04-2010 09:18 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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04-04-2010 09:18 PM

I saw this box today while surfing and can’t seem to identify what type of hinge was used. Granted, the image isn’t very large but I was hoping some other LumberJock might have either better eyesight than me or is familiar with this type of hinge.

Thanks,

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".


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#1 posted 04-05-2010 04:37 AM

jim ,
it looks like the shiny thing is a clip ,
to hold it closed maybe ,
the lower corner of the top is slightly beveled as a stop ,
indicating that it is maybe inset to the back a little ,

some kind of spring hinge .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 03:40 PM

David, that’s kind of what I thought but have never seen such a device before. And here I thought I knew it all (I’m having delusions again!).

Jim

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 04:00 PM

isn’t that what being a woodworker all about ?
sometimes it works , sometimes it goes to the scrap bin .

i’m starting to think in terms of the pivot wooden hinges myself now ,
keeping up with the ’ jones’s ’ is getting to be too much trouble ,
and to expensive !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 04:49 PM

I believe it is a Soss hinge.

Here is a link to their website. I have been using them for over 30 years.

http://www.soss.com/productdesc/

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 04:51 PM

Here is a link for Soss Pdf catalog

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 06:34 PM

Jim,

I believe Patron was correct. It seems to be a spring hinge.

I don’t think they are Soss hinges. I thought they were recessed from the back but now realize they are different hinges.

After doing a little more research on this hinge I found this site that offers some hinge types that seem to be
more like what is in the photo.

It could be the notch is for a spring that keeps the lid closed with a small amount of pressure.

Check out these 2 links.

http://www.craft-inc.com/gui/gui1/prod_list.aspx?riIDClass=18&riPageID=22&riDeptID=3

http://www.craft-inc.com/prod_detail.aspx?riIDItem=153&riIDClass=15&riDeptID=3

Hope this helps, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#7 posted 04-05-2010 07:26 PM

jim and john ,

the second ones look like it ,
the back crease is beveled ,
which would mean the pin in inboard a little .

nice find john

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 08:38 PM

I think we have a winner – #2 in your message, John. I’ve seen the barbed hinges before but have never used them due to the cost of the saw blade and arbor ($40 each from Rockler). They do look like a great way to hinge boxes but I’m sure they have their drawbacks and idiosyncrasies just as do any other type of hinge. I had never seen one of the barbed hinges with the spring, though. I think I’d rather just use rare earth magnets, perhaps covered with a thin plug – I think this would look much better even though the spring is on the inside.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#9 posted 04-05-2010 10:22 PM

I would have to say the the cost of the blade and arbor are low when considering the overall cost of the hinges when purchased in volume. That is is the quality of them is sufficient to warrant using them. I might buy a few and check them out. These could easily decrease the assembly of small boxes. A simple jig to cut the slots on from the right and left would be the way to go.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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