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Jimarco

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 01:07 AM

Josh, if you are going for the non-Brusso hinges, Rockler has some inexpensive stop hinges that will save you from adding a chain to keep the lid open. http://www.rockler.com/brass-plated-small-box-stop-hinge There is also a Piano Hinge 8” http://www.rockler.com/105-degree-stop-hinge-8-inch that comes in different finishes.

Lowes carries a variety of small/minature brass box hinges in different sizes. They are not stop hinges but do well. http://www.lowes.com/pd_311939-1277-890293_0Z1z1407o__?productId=3355480&Ns=p_product_price|0&pl=1&Ntt=hinges

When recessing/mortising for the hinge, you can take out the total depth of the hinge from the bottom meaning the top of box. This would leave the bottom of the lid with a non recessed/mortised hinge screwed to it and laying flat. The top of the backside of the box holds the entire hinge in its recess.

Hinges are always a challenge for me and a big help/must have is the self-centering bitshttp://www.rockler.com/rockler-insty-drive-self-centering-bits. Even at the non-sale price, they are worth every penny!


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