Hardware question: small hinges

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Forum topic by spunwood posted 05-15-2011 07:30 PM 1189 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2011 07:30 PM

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I am making a small top to a business card holder. It is going to sit on it at an acute angle (maybe 30 degrees or so).

I am not really making the top. It is the outer wood the came off from the live edge of a board. I am not sure it will work, considering what the screw will do to that “bark”, and whether hinges can sit on a rounded edge of wood.

But I guess my first question is just a basic hardware question:

What hinge do I need if I want the top sit at an accute angle?

Here is a diagram with a key:

1 a knot in the wood :)
2 the mortise where the business card will be set back so as to not contact the flip back top
3 the live edge of the card holder which is a little cross cut of wood
4 the bark like slice of live edge that seperated from the main asteroid
5 pink things are possible hinge areas

Thanks for your help fellas!

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 09:10 PM

they have small brass hinges
long and narrow
almost like strap hinges
would get good screw holding
further in

check the hinge section
at a hardware store
small box stuff

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 03:17 PM

If I get what your doing, maybe a barrel hinge?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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