Hinges for 1/8" stock?

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Forum topic by Scootles posted 06-19-2014 06:17 PM 1092 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2014 06:17 PM

How would you guys go about using hinges on stock this thin…? I’m open to all sorts of suggestions.

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 09:12 PM

You can do it. You’ll have to rivet them or used clinched
nails or maybe glue to attach. You can get hinges that
push into a slot on the edge of a thin board. I’ve encountered
them on little boxes.

Miniature builders find ways to mount tiny hinges.

Making a fabric and cardboard hinge, a bookbinding
sort of thing, may work.

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 12:28 AM

Run a mortise then glue or make a rivet from a small nail!

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 12:31 AM

I’m confused what you mean lcurrent.

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 04:26 AM

The cloth hinge is a excellent idea, and may be the easiest. I’ve seen it used in model making alot. Usually a fiberglass net fabric is used for this in model making. Pop rivets if your attaching thin metal hinges.

Any walmart or hardware store has this fiberglass mesh tape for drywall work that you can buy for a couple bucks. It would work for that purpose.

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 04:48 AM

I was thinking of book binding tape. It’s made of linen. Gaffer
tape is another option.

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#6 posted 06-21-2014 12:50 AM

Your local hobby shop will have miniature hinges for use in making model airplanes. Fabric or plastic. I have used these myself for boxes but my boxes had 1/4” thick sides.

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#7 posted 06-22-2014 02:04 PM

Or cigar box hinges, just google them. This thread has happened a couple of times. This is my fav. Site search small box hinge for a lot of info.

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