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Forum topic by helluvawreck posted 07-23-2014 03:14 PM 1813 views 3 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2014 03:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: source for stop hinges stop hinges

I sure would appreciate some information on sources for box hinges with stops. I don’t have a problem with using the brusso hinges on the more expensive boxes but there is no way to justify them on the less expensive boxes.

Thanks in advance for the info.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 03:26 PM

I have before made my own, using a chain or a piece of leather to limit the opening of a lid. Also i have used knees on the outside of the box to act as a stop for the lid. Can look kind of arts and crafty.

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 03:38 PM


I really like these from Lee Valley.

They open just past 90 degrees to hold a box lid open. Not the most elegant in the world, but perfect for boxes where you don’t want to spend a lot. Plus, they are very easy to install.

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 04:00 PM

i use these from lee valley

just get an assortment of brass sized screws
for varying box thickness

or these from rockler

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 04:09 PM

Hi Charles, you are probably referring to brass but my wooden hinge is a self stopper, just past 90 degrees.

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#5 posted 07-23-2014 04:46 PM

Depends on the box. :)

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 05:13 PM

This is another 90 degree self stopping wooden hinge Charles. The source would have to be yourself with this one.

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 06:14 PM

I have had good luck with
Teardrop Decorative Hinge With Stop Brass Plated on the boxes I’ve made.

1 Inch Inside Stop Hinge...

Teardrop Decorative Hinge With Stop Nickel Plated

4 1/2 inside stop hinge

Decorative Antique Brass Inside Stop Hinge

Browse the site… lots of good deals… “stop hinge”

NOTE: Play with the QTY’s to see how the price drops!

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#8 posted 07-23-2014 08:27 PM

charles, i’m planning on making a lot of boxes to sell myself and i have gotten to like the barrel hinges, they make some very small ones and they’re not very expensive, you can look at the ones i’m talking about at Woodcraft…

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 01:23 AM

I get my hinges at this site and they do have hinges with stops.

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 02:24 AM

+1 Jim Finn.....Quick delivery service and very inexpensive. You may have to check to see if screws are included with the hinges. If not, then they also sell the screws, also very inexpensive. For some upcoming projects, I ordered 5 pair of stop hinges and more than enough screws in a variety of sizes (future use) all for about $15.00. In my mail box less than a week later.

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#11 posted 07-24-2014 01:15 PM

I’ve found inexpensive hinges at Craft-Inc :

Stop Hinges

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 01:40 PM

I sure do thank all of you Jocks for the great hinge sources. I now have about 40 hinges and a few other pieces coming my way and they should be here in a week. I’m planning on setting up and make a variety of boxes. Anyways, thanks again.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 08-04-2014 03:37 PM

One thing about wooden hinges, you don’t have to worry about stops or chains, they are self stopping.

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