Yahhhh, just having some fun with the typo. Being something of a machine
-head, my eyeballs left skid marks when I saw that.
Me? I gots wire sizes, letter sizes, fractionals and mmmmmmmmmm's in a
variety of tip styles and OAL's. If I need a new tip style, I can
probably grind it by hand.
Just can't find any of those 84ths drills. Do you think it could be one
of those Chiwanese spec bits ... the ones made from 'high alloy steel'?
As Andy has indicated, many Euro style hinges will get you real close to a
180 degree opening.
That said, if your doors have pulls that stick out from the front of the
door you will not be able to open the door 180 degrees regardless of what
hinge you use. With that in mind, perhaps a little shy of 180 degrees will
Do you find them difficult to adjust? I was going to use some for a
small cabinet I'm making right now, but I read somewhere in the
archives that they could be kind of a pain to adjust. Maybe just
compared to the Blum-type hinges? I already bought some other hinges,
so it's not urgent for me, but I do like the idea of the hidden barrel
hinge, so maybe I'll keep them in mind for the future.
The width of the gap is easily adjusted with the barrel hinge. There
is a wee set-screw, which expands the base of the barrel which holds
it where you put it. So that adjustment is easy.... and it's all you
get. The rest is careful templating before drilling.
The regular hinges are adjustable by adding thin shims under the
flange. Again, doing it right the first time is the way to do it.
Those European hinges have made life real easy, but look like hell on
a furniture grade cabinet....imho
I ordered the Grex P635 pinner today. Double the price of the
Craftsman/Nikle model but handles pins from 3/8" to 1-3/8". I bought a
starter kit version that included 9,000 pins in 9 different sizes. Shipped
for just under $220.
On Apr 11, 9:13 am, email@example.com wrote:
I suggest a hinge no one has yet mentioned. It may require a slight
modification , to your door design but the hinge is excellent and
relatively inexpensive. It was used by professional cabinet makers
before the euro hinge was intoduced here. You can Google Youngdale
Hinges and see some data on them.
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