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Forum topic by JustJoe posted 12-05-2013 05:21 PM 1052 views 1 time favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2013 05:21 PM

I’m looking for those brass hinges you see on cheap wooden boxes They’re small and thin and don’t take screws. The outer edge of each leaf is bent 90 degrees and serrated and it is pressed into the wood. You usually see them on throwaway type boxes if that makes sense.
Anyone know what they’re really called, and where I can buy a couple dozen for cheap?

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 06:09 PM

Kinda reminds me of these cigar box hinges.

PM me if you want em. It’s not close to what you need/want but it’s
a couple more than you have.

There about inch and a quarter wide.

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 06:11 PM

Walk in to Hobby Lobby, and look around..

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 10:23 PM

waho6o9 – thanks but I’ll keep searching. I know if I can find the right name for them that I should be able to buy a lifetime supply for a couple of bucks, they’re so cheap.

bandit571 – hobby lobby doesn’t list them on their website under hinges, and I’m too lazy and cheap to burn a gallon of gas to go wandering their aisles. If they had lumber or tools then I might make the drive.

I just have to put my faith in google. Eventually I’ll find the right combination of words and they’ll pop up and I’ll know the correct name for them.
thanks
Joe

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 10:29 PM

Search “press in box hinges” I found these and others. Monroe hinge.

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 10:31 PM

That sure looks close. I had already tried “brass hinges press-in” and “brass hinges press-on” and got nowhere.
thanks
Joe

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 10:32 PM

Also barbed hinges, or slot hinges that slid into a slot.

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#7 posted 12-05-2013 10:47 PM

try these press in barrel hinge? I also searched “press in cigar box hinge” found some stuff on alibaba, but 5000 min order :(

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#8 posted 12-05-2013 11:18 PM

Thanks but I’m looking for real thin metal with very thin prongs to press into very thin walls so I can throw some cheap little boxes together to hold hardware – like cigar boxes but 1/5th the size and with lids that stay closed.

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#9 posted 12-06-2013 04:19 AM

I seem to recall that I bought something like this years ago, but don’t remember where. Maybe try Rockler?

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#10 posted 12-06-2013 05:08 AM

Try searching for “pronged hinges”. These are just some of what I found.

http://www.utmfg.com/product/HNG-SMALL/HNG-1758.html

http://www.bearwood.com/HARDWARE-HINGE.HTML

http://www.atcoproducts.com/minpronhin.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/120073903/12-sets-20mm-x-25mm-metal-nickel-hinges?ref=market

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 01:40 PM

JustJoe,
Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but for a cheap hinge to be used on utilitarian storage boxes, why not glue a piece of cloth on the hinged side of the box?
Food for thought. Good luck in your quest.

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#12 posted 12-06-2013 01:59 PM

joe

woodcraft has the hinges
and a mandrel and saw for them
they need to be in one time
can’t be taken out
need softer woods too
the hard woods make the prongs flatten
try on scrap first

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2003744/7853/Barbed-Hinge-1-18-x-78-Pair.aspx

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#13 posted 12-06-2013 02:01 PM

Like this? http://www.umei.com/cb/wood-box-hinge-hg-25.htm

The only other similar items I found were intended to be installed by a machine in an assembly line.

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#14 posted 12-06-2013 02:09 PM

David, those aren’t the hinges I’m looking for either. They’re not cheap or flimsy enough. The ones I want are super-cheap and require no cutting. They are used on real cheap boxes. Most people would be ashamed to use them on anything nice. These are the things used in factories on cheap little boxes made to hold something where the buyer is probably going to throw the box out. A machine rolls the two sides of the box under a press and the press just slaps the hinge on to both pieces and rolls it on down the line.

Tom found them – 50 for $27.50.
http://www.utmfg.com/product/HNG-SMALL/HNG-1758.html

Thanks to everyone though, you showed me some other hinges that can be used on nicer stuff.

Joe

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#15 posted 12-06-2013 02:12 PM

your link says they arent available joe

but Pezking7p’s are

good luck

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