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Forum topic by SouthpawCA posted 10-31-2010 11:10 PM 7515 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SouthpawCA

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10-31-2010 11:10 PM

Has anyone used a Flip Over Table Hinge? I’m looking at trying these in stead of the sewing machine hinges. If you have used them Did they need additional support? How much weight did they hold? How much of a cantilevered top did you use? etc. etc. etc.

Here is the link to the hinge I’m thinking of using …

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges/FURNITURE+HINGES/Table+Hinges+-+Shelf+Hinges/Flip+Over+Table+Hinge

Thanks

-- Don


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#1 posted 11-01-2010 09:34 PM

These are also called card table hinges. Look up the Federal card table from Fine Woodworking by Steve Latta-he used them. Here is a link:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=24965

Other than weight limit it should give you everything you need. This might also help:

http://creatingsawdust.com/category/federal/

These are not the same thing as sewing machine hinge and I don’t believe they are interchangeable at all. Why do you want to use something other than a sewing machine hinge? What is the application?

For the record-my company, Horton Brasses, makes our own card table hinge (http://www.horton-brasses.com/store/hinges/specialtyhinges/butlertrayand) too.

-- Horton Brasses Inc, makers of fine reproduction brass and iron hardware

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 01:23 AM

Hi, Thanks for the info on the actual name of the hinge. What I’m building is an artist cabinet which is similar to a sewing machine cabinet, but with a lot of drawers. The knee hole working space will actually be located under the flip top. I intend the top to flip over like a sewing machine cabinet, however, support of the flip top is my issue. On the sewing machine cabinet the cabinet door opens to support the top. In this instance there will not be a cabinet door for support. If I need support I could have some sort of pullout from under the stationary top in which case I could just use the sewing machine hinges mounted to the top face. I was thinking the card table hinges, which are mounted to the sides would be cool if they didn’t need support.

The top will be approximately 35” x 31” and be cherry, though those dimensions could change slightly.

-- Don

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 03:05 PM

Don-you will need some sort of additional support no matter what hinge you use. When it comes down to it there will be nothing more than handful of screws and a little hinge pin supporting the table top.

I had to look it up today, but on the card table I referenced above a table leg swings out when the table opens to provide support.

-- Horton Brasses Inc, makers of fine reproduction brass and iron hardware

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