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Forum topic by TurnTurnTurn posted 01-14-2015 02:29 AM 871 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TurnTurnTurn

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01-14-2015 02:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jewlery box help trick question tip

I had to use butt hinges on a jewelry box. To get the lid to stop a little past 90 degrees I thought I could use a piece of costume jewelry chain, I bought a rather hefty chain that is relatively hard to pull apart by hand, but as soon as I attach it to support the lip of the box is snaps immediately. So this chain is not substantial enough to support the lid. Does anyone have any other suggestion as to what I might use to support the lid. Thanks

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#1 posted 01-14-2015 02:36 AM

I have glued a small “stop block” on the back of boxes as I really do not like chains!

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 02:43 AM

Thx for the tip gfadvm. I just checked out some of your projects, great stuff.

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 03:00 AM

You could do this, a simple piece of leather attached to the lid and box .


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#4 posted 01-14-2015 01:21 PM

What about a butt hinge with a built in stop like a brusso jb-101? It does require a full mortise and Some chamfering but they are really sweet and pricey. Other manufacturers make stop hinges in various dimensions. I find chains to be a PITA because they break!

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 02:56 PM

kiefer,
I really like the look of the leather – how do you secure the ends of the leather so that it does not pull out? Do you find that the leather stretches much over time with use?

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 03:21 AM

OnhillWW
I use CA glue and it seems to hold good on leather and stretching seems to be no issue .
I have used leather for hinges also, if you look in my project posts you will find several boxes with them round and square types and one or two with a round dovetail .
Give it a try .

Klaus

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