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Posted on Hinge Selection for any project

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#1 posted 12-25-2017 03:28 PM


I am unaware of any single resource that can help in the selection of the perfect hinge for a project. Fine Woodworking offers some articles concerning project hinges but it appears that you must be a subscriber to read more than the synopsis; however they offer a free trial. Since I am not a subscriber nor have I signed up for the free trial, I cannot say whether their articles would be helpful.

Oddly enough, Wikipedia may be of some help. Their article on hinges identifies a number of hinge types by name and offers a brief description of many of the listed hinges. But this is only the beginning. Generally I find that seeing a photo of the hinge, or better yet, touching the hinge, tells me whether I am on the right track.

Lastly, a shop made hinge can sometimes work best for a given project. Therefore, I tend to keep this option open in the back of my mind although I generally buy hinges.

- JBrow

Thank you for the link and I downloaded a copy of the fine woodworking article. I would be interested in learning how to make my own hinges. Off to do some more searching

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