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Forum topic by Ben posted 05-29-2018 08:22 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2018 08:22 PM

I want to hang a “door within a door” in my tool cabinet.
The door will be essentially a piece of wood about 12” square, with chisel racks on both sides. Open door to reveal other rack and stuff on the wall behind the door.

Will these pivot hinges support the weight of this?

https://www.amazon.com/Solid-Brass-Precision-Small-Box-Hinges/dp/B001HMX5UM/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1527625175&sr=8-11&keywords=brusso+box+hinges

Do I want the offset hinge for inset?

Thanks.


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#1 posted 05-29-2018 08:56 PM

I’m sure it would, but you can contact brusso.com to ask them. I don’t see any load information on their web site.

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 10:09 PM

A lot of hinge for the job, why not just use pivot pins?

http://www.leevalley.com/en/images/item/Hardware/Hinges/05H0201s06.jpg

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 11:40 PM

Thanks.
Andre, that pivot pin looks like the ticket!

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#4 posted 05-31-2018 09:23 PM

I ordered those pivot pins, but I’m not sure they will work.
The door structure is various components that go go into the case about 2”.

Is there a butt hinge that can be installed “blindly,” or without a barrel that protrudes? I need to be able to close the main door and the hinge barrel would prevent that. Otherwise a butt hinge would work just fine.

Thanks.

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#5 posted 05-31-2018 10:37 PM



I ordered those pivot pins, but I m not sure they will work.
The door structure is various components that go go into the case about 2”.

Is there a butt hinge that can be installed “blindly,” or without a barrel that protrudes? I need to be able to close the main door and the hinge barrel would prevent that. Otherwise a butt hinge would work just fine.

Thanks.

- Ben

Any chance to miter in the hinge, I just used piano hinges on my interior doors with a slight offset (pony wall) on the one wall side

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#6 posted 05-31-2018 11:10 PM

Not sure I understand what you mean, Andre. Do you have a photo?
Thanks.

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#7 posted 06-01-2018 06:26 AM

Not sure how to explain, built my wall chest a while back , pretty simple/quick to get tools close to bench, always a work in progress. Made from 1’/2” BB Ply. should of gone 3/4”? got some twist, but hey it is in the shop and a good learning experience!
Inside doors, simple piano hinges

inset wall for interior door to mount hinge and allow greater opening swing.

Walnut spokeshave rack just to make me want open the door to look!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 09-29-2018 11:10 PM

Hi all,

I’m back to contemplating my chisel door-within-a-door.

Here’s a peek:

I don’t think a pivot pin will work.

I have a 1/2” thick piece of walnut as the “door”, and another 1 1/4” piece glued onto that that holds the chisels.
Maybe a piano hinge? I can glue another strip of walnut on the hinge side to pad out to the depth of the front of the chisel holder, and something to screw into.

Ideally something virtually invisible that still allows the main cabinet door to close.

Maybe a small Soss hinge? Cabinet side is 7/8” thick.

Ideas? Maybe I need to scratch the door idea altogether. I’ve gone through so many iterations of chisel storage inside the cabinet. Not much seems to work too well that maximizes the depth of the cabinet.

Thanks.

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#9 posted 09-30-2018 03:09 PM

I use the Brusso hinges often for jewelry chest doors and they are very refined and nice (tip: , they have 50% -ish off sales usually twice a year). The larger Brusso hinges could work fine with your doors, but I question using brass when you don’t really need the “refined, solid brass” look?. Perhaps find some cheaper and stronger steel knife hinges. Inset doors really limit your hinge options and the idea of a piano hinge with a mitered edge (to allow the hinge barrel to be recessed flush) would be a safer (and easier) option.

All my opinion of course!

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