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sammy.se

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Hi,

I found these hinges sized 63 x 35 mm,


and I have a couple of questions:

Would these be OK for 18mm thick face frame and doors? I think it would be ok, once accounting for the 5mm knuckle, but asking here in case there is something I'm not considering.

Second question: the unlacquered brass ones are £3.62 per hinge, which isn't bad for a Simonswerk brand hinge; can anybody recommend less expensive hinges? I checked ironmongery direct but the prices are similar for this size drawn hinges. EDIT: actually the iron mongery direct price is for a pair, so it's cheaper. But the question still stand about hinge recommendations.

Thanks!
 
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Yes that will work but it means that teh hinge recess will be visible on both sides. Personally I like the hinge to be narrower than the door thickness but not always possible. Simonswerk hinges are good quality. If cost is an issue, have a look at the screwfix brass butt hinges which are about half the price but are OK
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Thanks, what would be the next suitable size down?

I see 50x28 and 52x29 in Screwfix, which I think might be better for 18mm?
 
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I buy mine from here sometimes, they do 64x35 and 50x28

 

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What about the tiny SOSS invisible hinges, very neat design with no knuckle at all. Expensive though.
 

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What about the tiny SOSS invisible hinges, very neat design with no knuckle at all. Expensive though.
Very clever if that’s all that will get you out of a design problem but maybe I’m getting old,- I wouldn’t fit something like that to a cabinet that I had made, just as I wouldn’t use Pozzy drive or Phillips – just wouldn’t look right on a handmade piece. Ian
 

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Very clever if that’s all that will get you out of a design problem but maybe I’m getting old,- I wouldn’t fit something like that to a cabinet that I had made, just as I wouldn’t use Pozzy drive or Phillips – just wouldn’t look right on a handmade piece. Ian
What about Torx !
Its all about the design of the piece I suppose. I agree that a nice traditional hinge is hard to beat.
I have used the bigger SOSS ones on butterfly leaf tables. They are good because they will fold right back on themselves when you fold it under, they are really strong as well.
I was actually thinking of the smallest ones with a round end for the 18mm thick doors mentioned, they are so easy to fit you just need to drill the right size hole.

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Have u checked out the flush ball hinges on ironmongery direct?
I did consider flush hinges. It's a top cupboard for the landing, a utility cupboard so flush hinges would be fine, but I want the practice of butt hinges before I build something that will be seen more.
 

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Be aware that some manufacturers offer hinges with wide/standard/narrow leaves
See link to narrow leaf worcester parsons hinges which might meet your requirements

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I have always thought it very strange the way hinge sizes are described, the 29 mm of that example above from Hornbeam is the distance across it when it’s open, not a measurement anybody actually needs, and it includes the knuckle, hence in someways, why Sammy is asking his question. It’ll never happen but it would be more useful if they gave the measurement from the knuckle to the edge, in this case about 12.5mm which would be fine for his 18 mm doors.
I am often surprised by the inadequacy of description of items, often mixing up depth and width etc, perhaps it’s the people they get to write the descriptions who just haven’t got any practical experience?
 

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I have always thought it very strange the way hinge sizes are described, the 29 mm of that example above from Hornbeam is the distance across it when it’s open, not a measurement anybody actually needs, and it includes the knuckle, hence in someways, why Sammy is asking his question. It’ll never happen but it would be more useful if they gave the measurement from the knuckle to the edge, in this case about 12.5mm which would be fine for his 18 mm doors.
I am often surprised by the inadequacy of description of items, often mixing up depth and width etc, perhaps it’s the people they get to write the descriptions who just haven’t got any practical experience?
Spot on! I have been thinking exactly the same thing as a newbie to buying hinges!
 
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