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Forum topic by rlrjr posted 09-01-2011 08:12 PM 2747 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2011 08:12 PM

I think we all know how expensive small brass hinges are for small boxes and jewelry boxes, especially from Rockler which seems to dominate these hinges but I found a company that sells quadrant hinges at: The company name is A&H Turf & Specialties.

I bought some hinges from them some months ago and some of them were solid brass while others were brass plated. I could not tell the difference by looking at them until I filed a bit off the end of the swing arm so that it would fit into the lid of the box and made the discovery.

On their website today they are advertised as being “solid brass polished” and I ordered a dozen. Quadrant hinges are a bear to put in and still keep the top aligned with the base (any suggestions as to how to install without all the frustration would be welcomed) but they look really good on a box and right now they are selling them for $4.98 for a pair and they come with the screws. Plus they are made by SOSS.

Search under “hinges” and “SOSS” and the product code is QH5/QH7.

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 08:29 PM

Thanx for the tips on brass hinges. I bought some from Woodcraft and some from Lowes. The solid kind came w/brass looking screws. But when I used them on pine, 3 out of 8 screws broke off – and I even pre-drilled the holes! I don’t think i’d get any argument for wanting to use brass screws with brass hinges. But for tiny hinges, suitable sized screws are so weak that I’m finding that I can’t afford to use them!

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 09:37 PM

Looks like some good prices there, what was the delivery time like?

LittlePaw, try useing solid steel screws to get the holes in then switch to the brass for the final install.

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 10:19 PM

I’ve not had a problem with the screws breaking off. I’ve used these hinges on 8 boxes so far (64 screws) and not the first one has broken off, using the screws that come with the hinges.

Shipping is by UPS but ends up being delivered by USPS. Shipping is a little pricey…$17.00 so that does offset the low price for the hinges slightly. (adds about .71 cents to a pair.) The same style of hinge from Brusso runs about $36.00 per pair.

Usually ship the same day…..5-7 days delivery.

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