Attention box makers I found a great source for SOSS barrel hinges...

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Forum topic by Toolz posted 05-14-2010 03:46 PM 4106 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2010 03:46 PM

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I recently found a source for SOSS barrel hinges for about a third of what you would pay at the “woodworkers” specialty stores or websites.
use the “search” block on this page and type in “barrel hinge”
I got 10 ea of 10,12,&14mm hinges for box making. Price was $62.47 and that included shipping. I ordered them Monday and received them Thursday.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 04:17 PM

Not bad for those barrell hinges.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 05:12 PM

They look pretty good…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 03:30 AM

I haven’t used barrel hinges… what is the technique for installing the barrel hinges? I am looking at making some small boxes 7” x 4” x 1-1/2” height and am looking into what hinges to use… I was thinking of thin kerf barb hinges.


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#4 posted 05-16-2010 04:06 AM

Drill a hole to exactly fit the barrel and turn the tiny screw that causes the barrel to expand in the hole. One hole in the box and one in the lid and that’s it. It’s really very easy and self explanatory when you see one.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 01:38 AM

Seems like I’ve seen some humidor construction that use a combination of the barrel hinge and a hinge that is used for positioning the lid at a certain position. Is it necessary to use other hinges with barrel hinges?

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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