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miniature brass hinges

Post by makinsmoke » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:25 pm

I'm looking for miniature brass strap hinges, 1/4" wide and 1-1/4-1-1/2" long max.

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Fender » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:23 pm

I googled "miniature strap hinges" and found quite a selection. Also, "dollhouse hinges" gives results.
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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Rwilliams » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:32 pm

Check with Jack Bodenmann, he has lots of small detail parts in his collection of parts for sale.

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Berkman » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:05 am

Does Jack have a website or catalog of the parts he offers?

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Dan_M » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:08 am

You might try here. https://www.micromark.com/search?keywords=hinges
Not sure if these are what you're looking for.

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by jkimberln » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:44 pm

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by makinsmoke » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:30 pm

Jack makes beautiful stuff, but not much is actually posted on his website. And his contact email there is fubar.

So, I’m looking for strap hinges like you see on gates, tapered, but more narrow. 1/4” wide, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2” long total from end to end.

I have seen Micromark’s stuff, and the ones sold by Hobby Lobby, etc. None are exactly what I need, and many are brass plated. I know how that stuff will end up a few years from now.

And yes, I’ve seen Jack’s treatise on how to make your own, but I don’t have a mill to cut the hinge gaps once the tubing is soldered to the flat. I’ve done it before with a file. I was hoping to avoid that chore.

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Rwilliams » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:58 pm

Why not just send Jack a personal message here on Chaski with your needs. He usually responds in a day or two at the most.

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Sandiapaul » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:03 pm

What is your desired use for the hinges?

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:04 pm

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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by theg8nw » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:23 pm

I had the same issue, Could not find what I was looking for. So this is how I made mine. I found a mini hinge that was the right width for the hinge, cut off 2/3 of on side, the using .025 brass strip cut and sanded to shape then silver soldered it onto the cut side of the hinge. Kind of a quick and dirty way to do it but the results were good. The pictures just show the backside so its easy to see how I did it.
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Re: miniature brass hinges

Post by Howard Gorin » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:04 am

I make a strap hinge 1 1/2" overall.
3/8" wide.
The hinge is supplied with very small brass pins that can be used as rivets or nails.
I also supply a butt hinge that measures 1/2"overall
7/16" wide
This hinge is also supplied with mounting hardware.

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