|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 226 days ago||744 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
226 days ago
Well, after a few months off from the shop due to business travel, getting married, etc I finally got back in the shop this weekend and got some real work done. I started off making a few small boxes. They’re nothing special, just something to get the juices flowing again, but I certainly want to complete them. Especially since the wife has her eye on one of them. I’m just not sure what to do about hinges.
Though I love using Brusso hinges, I don’t want to spend ~$30 a box that are nothing more than experiments. When I first started woodworking I used some cheap hinges from the big box store with limited success. Probably more me than the hinges but I’m still a little unsure about going that route.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or opinions, on decent to good cheap hinges? Either for a big box store or online?
Remember, these are heirloom quality boxes. Mostly just scrap oak, cedar, and walnut, but I want them to look nice and work well. I’m not interested in wooden hinges for these boxes, though I hope to try my hand in that in the near future.
Any suggestions, opinions, or comments are welcome!