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05-06-2014 03:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question hinge full overlay box frameless bow rack soss

Searching for some advice on my project.

I’m making a rack for my bow and I am stuck on finding a good looking hinge for the will be “frameless” full overlay door. The “carcass” is ¾” rustic hickory, and the door is 7/8” hickory. The door piece is 36” long, 7 7/8” high. It has some weight to it, and I plan on using a chain to counter the weight when it is open, and recessing some rare earth magnets to keep help keep the door closed.

Door open:

Door closed with the top on:

I’d like to avoid covering up the lock rabbit joint and also avoid having any hinge parts protruding from the bottom when the door is closed. I’d like to avoid European hinges for this project because it will take away some storage real estate and just took cheesy. I’d like something more unique and less wood covering than a piano hinge. I’ve come across flap hinges, and bench seat hinges, but can’t find one that will fit within the 7 1/2”x 7 1/4” space.

I came across Soss hinges, and I like them. I envision mounting several #101 Soss hinges on the edge of the ¾ thick carcass and inside face of the 7/8” door. I’m not thrilled to only leave ~ ¼ ” (depending on sanding) of material under the hinge but the door will also be supported by two lid support/drops so the full weight of the door will not be on the hinges when it is opened.

Before I go in for spending a Benjamin on Soss hinges, can anyone suggest an alternative?

Thanks for your time.

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