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Forum topic by intjonmiller posted 08-21-2014 02:38 PM 1207 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2014 02:38 PM

I don’t recall for sure where I got this. I get a lot of my hardware and such from an industrial closeout place that handles damaged freight, damaged packaging, and more, and sells this kind of stuff by the pound. Probably how I got this as I often load up on anything in their bins that looks interesting.

As a result I don’t know how to find more. I’ve found it’s an easy way to mount a door or lid or whatever without any sort of hinge mortising, and it allows me to go into the long grain side on both pieces. Very handy. Now I want more. :)

I told it to attach an image but I don’t see it in the preview. If it isn’t here give me a few minutes to try again.

Thanks!

- Jon


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#1 posted 08-21-2014 03:16 PM

It’s called an invisible hinge.

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 06:28 PM

“blind hinge”

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 07:45 PM

It’s just a hidden hinge, (hidden on some other page that is)

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#4 posted 08-22-2014 02:34 AM

A missing hinge?

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#5 posted 08-22-2014 06:02 AM

Well, with my failing eyesight it is hard to make out the details, but it kind of looks unhinged to me.

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#6 posted 08-22-2014 06:32 AM

Walmart sells them. Fairly cheap too.

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#7 posted 08-29-2014 09:50 AM

:) I think “blind hinge” played it best. :)

I didn’t know my first post would be held up for approval by an admin, so when I posted this and then tried to see if the photo was there the post wasn’t even there. And dinner was waiting so I dropped it. Later I looked into it and learned that apparently posting photos never works from mobile devices. That’s fun. And no mobile app, either. And my computer is down (the power input on the machine is broken, obscure part, won’t be working any time soon) so I guess I won’tbe posting photos for a while.

So let’s try it this way: this hinge is either L-shaped or Z-shaped depending on your perspective. One side is flat while the other side is an L, like a small piece of angle iron. I’ve seen them used for doors on cheap particle board furniture so no hinge mortise is needed. I like that idea for some utility cabinets and such that I am making.

Thanks!

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#8 posted 08-29-2014 12:18 PM

Sounds like a face frame hinge. The angle part mounts on the edge of the face frame. Google it.

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#9 posted 08-29-2014 02:34 PM

Like these?
 photo IMG_00611_zpse01092f5.jpg
 photo IMG_00621_zpsc5d4c31a.jpg

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#10 posted 08-29-2014 02:45 PM

that would be called a non mortise full wrap hinge

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#11 posted 08-30-2014 01:22 PM

Not quite like that but very close, and obviously that matches my inadequate description.

Not a full wrap non mortising hinge, either. Definitely closer to a partial wrap, but I didn’t know that until you gave me that term to search by.

This is the closest thing I’ve found so far, though this is in continuous hinge form: http://southern-woodcrafts.com/hardware/hinges/piano-and-continuous-hinges/partial-wrap-slotted-2.html

There are a lot of hinge designs out there!

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#12 posted 08-30-2014 03:12 PM

That’s what’s great about this site. Even without a picture or any information, you still got eight responses.

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#13 posted 08-30-2014 03:24 PM

Whoops. I typed face frame and then went to change it to partial wrap, but then I got distracted. Sorry about that. I googled partial wrap while I was posting and realized face frame was the wrong type. Hope you found what you’re looking for.

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