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Forum topic by MrHart posted 12-23-2013 11:59 PM 1042 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2013 11:59 PM

I have 6 recipe boxes that are complete but hinges. All I could find short notice here are small box hinges. Should I try and mortise them in (7 to do-14 hinges-28 mortises)?
Also best, easiest method.
I only have convetional weapons for this assault…..

No I dont wait until the last minute.
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#1 posted 12-27-2013 04:23 PM


Finding stop hinges for small boxes has been a real problem for me. Below is a link to one that I have found works well and is easy to install without mortising. It is outside mounted. I much prefer the stop hinge to allowing the lid to flop open 180 degrees. The outside mounting is much easier and quicker than doing mortises.

A couple of things that help – clamp a thick business card between the lid and body when installing to avoid possible binding. Put some parafin on the small screws and go slow to reduce the chances of torquing off the head.

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