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Forum topic by Tucker451 posted 12-12-2019 11:13 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tucker451

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12-12-2019 11:13 PM

I’m building this jewelry box for my mother….this is my first attempt at any type of “fine woodworking”, although I know I’m far from that. I decided to add some “legs” if you will on the corners of the box made of walnut to add a bit of contrast, and I thought they would look nice. I’m now worried that a regular hinge is going to cause me problems with the lid hitting the back of the legs when it opens. So far I haven’t done anything to add hinges. Is there a type of hinge the will work best for me in this application? Is there a specific way to mount a regular butt or flush hinge that will keep the lid with hitting the leg when it is raised?

Any help would be appreciated! Sorry if I’m in the wrong category.


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#1 posted 12-12-2019 11:24 PM

Look for 110 degree hinges, Lee Valley sells them in a piano style?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-12-2019 11:36 PM

Andre, thanks! I will look those up.

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 07:29 AM

You could also chisel a slight bevel off the top, hinge-side of the legs.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 07:30 AM

You could also chisel a slight bevel off the top, hinge-side of the legs. And this could act as the stop if you arent using stop hinges.

Box is lookin good, btw.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#5 posted 12-24-2019 02:22 AM

I’ve used these box hinges on music boxes without too big of a problem even to the point of cutting out mortises for them to sit into

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/brusso-small-box-hinge-3-4-l-x-1-2-w-2-piece

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#6 posted 12-24-2019 11:29 PM

I would look at “hidden” Soss hinges too.

Where hinges are involved in the project I usually try to decide which ones I will use before hand. That can affect the design and also the ease of installation. It is often easier to make cuts to accommodate the hinges before the item is assembled.

By the way, that is a nice looking box.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-25-2019 07:35 AM

Hobby Lobby or Frank’s, both of these hobby stores have a nice selection of hinges and hardware for small boxes.

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