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What Hinge Do I Need?

by Gene Howe
posted 08-23-2016 05:23 PM


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 05:49 PM

With a lid that long and narrow, I’d worry about any bowing of the wood messing up the fit. For these situations, I like (of course) , piano hinges or at least 3 or more butt hinges. If the lid is the typical framed glass panel, I’d go butt hinges since you would have minimal room.

If the lid is solid (display case is like a box on a table):
Quadrant hinges (beefy ones) will work since they essentially are butt hinges with an opening limiter, but they wont control any bowing unless you have a butt hinge located in the center.
An easier alternative to quadrants would be to use butt hinges with lid stays (easier to install as well).

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shipwright

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 06:33 PM

Come on Gene. ............ http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/4096
You knew I’d suggest that one. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 08:12 PM

Thanks splintergroup.
Hey Paul, I didn’t forget those hinges but, these cases are freebies. Down and dirty for this project.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 11:18 PM

How about SOSS concealed hinges? They have barrel hinges as well.

http://www.soss.com/invisible-hinge.html

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 01:15 PM

Thanks guys.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 11:27 PM

Hi Gene,
Rockler carries a 105° hinge that is 7 inches long and looks like and works like a piano hinge, but much smaller.
If you were to use three along the 44” run (one centered) they would be less obtrusive than a piano hinge and nearly as strong.
Just another idea, but I think Paul has the winning suggestion.

How about a guitar case hinge??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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