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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:32 pm 
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I can't handle the cost of Brusso hinges although I love them.

I need some small hinges for jewelry boxes I'm making. Woodcraft is out of the ones I want and didn't see anything at Rockler or Woodworker.

Google didn't give me any decent alternatives either.

Anyone got a secret source for small box hinges? the carcase is 3/8" stock. I'm open to alternatives. I'd normally look at a 1"x3/4 or there abouts.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:46 pm 
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Horton Brasses might be able to fix you up. A little less than Brusso, but good hinges: http://www.horton-brasses.com/PB-405.asp

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:42 am 
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Horton looks nice but their smallest if a bit large for 3/8" sides.

Width: 1-1/4" when open
Height: 1"

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:11 am 
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How about quadrant hinges? http://www.vandykes.com/product.aspx?p=225989

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that is a good idea Gene!

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When ya said Woodcraft is out of them, is that your local store or did ya order on line? I usually order on line from them.


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KYLERK: You might find some at:
http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges/sp ... olid-brass

HTH :idea:

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kylerk wrote:
that is a good idea Gene!


I've used them a few times. A little more work since you have to carve out a pocket for it, and proper positioning is critical, but worth it imho.

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Woodcraft also has quadrant hinges ... they are not as solid or nice as the Brusso ... they are stamped and coated to look like brass :

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/126965 ... hinge.aspx

I've used them many times with good success.
And at $9 I can make several more boxes than with Brusso hinges.

You do have to make two pockets ... but you can get away with just a shallow indention on the lid (or top) just enough to bury the hook ... this allows you to get away with a smaller lid.

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I found some 1"x3/4" butt hinges by being creative in my search terms. I also got some quadrant hinges just to try them out.

thanks everyone!

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