Quadrant hinges for jewelry box?

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Forum topic by Ben posted 04-29-2017 06:22 PM 676 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2017 06:22 PM

Making my girlfriend a dovetailed box for her birthday.

I’d like the top to open just past 90 and stay propped open. I also want to be able to lift out a removable top tray from the box without the hinges interfering.
Will quadrant hinges work for this?

My box sides are about 9/16” thick. Top is a frame and panel, using 9/16” thick frame.

Box is only 15” X 9”, so maybe the quadrant hinges are overkill and I should just get the box stop hinges?

Finally, any recommendations for top quality hinges from a source that will ship quickly?

Thanks guys!

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#1 posted 04-29-2017 06:44 PM

You can find them at Rockler, Woodcraft, and other places. No need to mortise, just run a 5/16” router bit the length of the hinge down each edge and it’s good. Easily my favorite hinges for boxes.

You shouldn’t need full on quadrant hinges for that size of box.

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

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 09:44 PM

I use Brusso hinges for the small boxes. Usually the 103 size is best for my projects. Sort of expensive, but great hinges. Also good to have is a VIx bit of the proper size, to drill the holes centered to the hinge holes. That vix bit will help you with reducing frustration in installing hinges

They have a stop that holds them open at slightly past 90 degrees (105 degrees, maybe).

The hinges will not touch a lift-out tray. Most of my small boxes have a tray.


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#3 posted 04-30-2017 09:53 PM

Thanks all.
Brusso hinges ordered!

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