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Forum topic by reggle posted 11-03-2012 04:54 PM 1891 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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reggle

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11-03-2012 04:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ash

been working on this box for my dad and all is going well.

until i got to the hinges for sum reason there’s a big gap at the back and am confused i don’t know if i got the wrong type of hinges or i recessed it wrong.

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory


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#1 posted 11-03-2012 05:13 PM

some hinges have a 1/16” space between the leaves
when they are closed
some like for doors are pressed together
for a lesser gap
the only thing i see you can do here
is recess them more
(which you might not like)
or what i do in this case
is use some ‘bumpers’
on the front corners of the top
and make the gap look even

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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reggle

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 05:17 PM

thanks for the help i think am just gonna recess it more

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 03:22 PM

Careful with recessing them too much. Then the front won’t close completely! That’s why I’m a big fan of making my own wooden hinges.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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reggle

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 03:25 PM

yea am gonna be extra careful i would like to have a go at wooden hinges oneday

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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