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Forum topic by iotawoodworks posted 05-12-2010 11:21 PM 7380 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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iotawoodworks

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05-12-2010 11:21 PM

Hi All,

I’m building a counter for a bar-top with hinged pass-through that opens up. I’d like to use a hinge not visible from the top, that might even have some spring in it to keep it from slamming closed. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Matt

-- Matthew, San Francisco, www.iotawoodworks.com


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Nomad62

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 12:32 AM

Take a good look at automotive hood hinges; maybe something there could stir up a good idea.

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 02:04 AM

You know, a really cool hinge would be to carve the opposing hinge parts integral to each mating piece, and drill through them all when they’re lined up and run a brass rod or something to act as the pin. Then, the brass/wood hinge end would be visible from the end and a nice tough of craftsmanship. There’s a guy on LJ’s who posted a tutorial about making wooden hinges a while back.

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iotawoodworks

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 03:06 AM

Wow, that would have been a great idea if I hadn’t already made my cuts.

Due to schedule demands, I had to abandon anything interesting and go with the piano hinge. I’ll post some pictures of the finished project when the counter goes in.

Thanks for the suggestions.

-- Matthew, San Francisco, www.iotawoodworks.com

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hazbro

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 03:54 AM

toy chest safety hinges. you have to push down for them to close.

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 04:14 PM

Darn. Sorry I was late in posting a reply. Actually piano hinges are pretty standard on a lot of projects where you have to distribute a lot of weight.

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