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02-18-2015 12:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question

I like making small, decorative boxes, but have not been able to find a single source for the hinges, latches and chain stops of a quality/price point I like. I really like the quality and price of Horton Brasses hinges, but they don’t offer the other accessories. The offerings from Rockler and, even, Lee Valley aren’t of comparable quality. I can’t justify the prices of Brusso hardware. I would like to purchase all my hardware from a single source so it would match and I would only have to pay shipping once. Does anyone have source that meets my specifications? TIA

-- Art


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#1 posted 02-18-2015 12:38 AM

Tried amazon? That where I got mine.

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 01:38 AM

Here’s a link for Craft Inc….. I’ve been buying my stop hinges from them recently….Good customer service, fast shipping…...
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http://craft-inc.myshopify.com/pages/about-us

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#3 posted 02-18-2015 01:41 AM

Hi Art,

I have purchased hardware from these folks and found it to be good quality:

http://craft-inc.myshopify.com/collections/hinges

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#4 posted 02-18-2015 02:12 AM

In my experience, you get what you pay for. I haven’t found any hinges cheaper than Brusso worth a damn.

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 12:47 PM

http://craft-inc.myshopify.com/products/2-wood-screw This is where I get mine.

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#6 posted 02-18-2015 04:27 PM

That website to me looks like the same hinges as what you can buy for $2/pair at any home store or Rockler/Woodcraft. I’d be interested in finding some cheaper machined hinges instead of stamped like those are, but so far, Brusso are the best ones for the money I’ve found.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#7 posted 02-18-2015 05:06 PM

I like http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/
I like the customer service. Plus they have a discount when I order for my school projects and I love to support people who support school shop classes.

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 12:58 AM

Thanks for the replies. I guess I wasn’t clear, I am looking for a one stop shop that can supply all my needs that offers something better than stamped metal.

Jmartel, take a look at the Horton Brasses. IMO, they are a quality hinge. Their shortcoming is that they only have the hinges and nothing else. However, the customer service is great.

Maybe I just don’t charge enough for boxes to be able to include Brusso’s products. As an example, what would be a reasonable price for this box? I realize there are many variables, but are there any rules of thumb that might be applicable?

-- Art

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 01:08 AM

Thanks for the link, Art. I’ll have to check them out.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 01:18 AM

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 01:35 AM

AandCstyle…I make small boxes as well, and buy my hardware at Lowes, Home Depot, or Hobby Lobby. May not be the quality you are looking for, but it is working for me at the present!

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 11:49 PM

Thanks to everyone that replied.

-- Art

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#13 posted 02-19-2015 11:59 PM

Try www.homeclick.com They have a lot of hardware. It was the only place that carried my soft close lid hinge.

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#15 posted 02-20-2015 12:25 AM

Box hardware is a challenge. To my knowledge, and I’ve beaten the bushes pretty hard, all the inexpensive hinges and locks are stamped, though some are better than others. The best, and by far my favorite, are the items sold by Andrew Crawford, but they are also about $50 /pr for the hinge and another $50 for the lock. WhiteChapel-ltd.com has some nice things, but not inexpensive either.

In any event, I did a blog here on LJ a while back that you might find helpful: http://lumberjocks.com/RogerBean/blog/23886

Hope this helps.

Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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