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Forum topic by BertFlores58 posted 07-07-2011 05:26 AM 1122 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2011 05:26 AM

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These two options below are really bothering me in all my projects. Could you give some tips as to what is the best way so I could decide immediately? I have 40 boxes on the way but still I cannot decide what hinges should be used.

1. Where are you getting your hardwares… hinges, latches, handles? Would it be cheaper?

2. Why not make it yourself? Another difficult adventure than buying it? But would it be stronger? How will I do it. I know some of the LJ made a successful attemps on this … but again… can I do it?

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 05:31 AM

Hi Bert,
Did you see this blog?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 07:02 AM

You can’t go wrong with these folks-

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 07:53 AM

Bert with your talent and innovative mind, you have this beat before you begin. What is the access in Manila for some 1/8” brass rod?

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 08:14 AM

Good link, lew. Thanks

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 09:42 AM

Paul, I review back your blog and so with Martyn. I am dealing with 1/4 inch and less thickness of wood. If I use 1/8”, have only 1/16 (2mm) on each side to hold the 1/8 pin… Somewhat weak. Probably ebony can hold. I will try doing it on 3/8 thickness then slowly plane it to the thickness of 1/4… think it will help.

Rand, 1/8” brass rod is available here but you have to buy it as WELDING ROD for oxy-acetylene welding. It is much easier to buy stainless rod than brass.

To give further idea on how I will fit the hinges and latches… here is the photo of 6” x 6” x 2”depth box where I just fitted ordinary hinges. Maybe you can suggest how I will get along with this.

This is the photo of the box without the lid…

-- Bert

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 06:20 PM

Bert. Our suppliers of welding supplies carry stainless rod for TIG welding that is just at or less than 1/16”. Maybe this would work in place of the brass rod which is usually much thicker. Then this brings up the accessibility of the small drills needed. These need to be as long as you can find. I’ll look over here and see if there are any around 3 to 6 inches long.

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