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    Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    I am building a few boxes for friends. I went Rockler for the hardware. But, they are so expensive. I hope friends here have info on where to buy the solid brass hinges for a reasonalbe price.

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    Re: Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    I'm not sure what "reasonable" is (I always think things should be cheaper) but there are a couple of other stores to try. Klingspor's Woodworking Shop and WoodCraft come to mind right away. They have both brick n mortar stores as well as internet. Lee Valley has quite a selection. They just sent out a catalog of nothing but hinges and knobs. http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/pa...&cat=3&p=41241
    I'd also ask some of the folks here that make boxes, like DaveO... although he'll probably see this thread anyway.

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    Re: Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    Qui,

    Woodworker Supply in Graham also has a large selection of hardware. Of course, I doubt if it's cheaper than anyone else The Brusso stuff ain't cheap!

    You may also want to consider barrel hinges. They are much cheaper and come in several sizes. Also they don't require mortising, but you do have to chamfer back of lid and box to allow opening.

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    Re: Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    Solid brass hinges aren't going to be found cheaply. I have used the rolled brass hinges from Woodcraft, they work, they're not as nice as a Brusso (solid brass) hinge, but they work. I'll second what Roger said about the barrel hinges. They have become my favorite hinge for small box work, and the required chamfer on the back of the box acts as a stop to keep the lid open. Another idea is kerf barbed hinges. You need a special mini saw blade to install them, but if you are doing boxes often it's a good investment. They fit into a slot cut by the saw and have barbs that keep them from pulling out, only the hinge barrel is visible. You can find them at WC also.
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    Re: Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    Cheapest place I have found for hardware is Woodworker's Hardware® - Kitchen Cabinet hardware, clamps, cabinet drawer slides, knobs, pulls, hinges, abrasives, adhesives, cabinet organizers.. I don't know if they have what you are looking for, but the prices are normally pretty good to me.

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    Re: Where to Buy Jewelry Box Hinges

    try this link.....these guys have very good prices...hope they have what you're after

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