Fitting Hinges

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  • #20060
    Ken
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    When fitting hinges to a small door or lid, witch part of the hinge is fitted to the door/lid, as one part of the hinge has the knuckle. I hope the pic will explain it better.

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #20064
    Greg Merritt
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    Not sure about the answer but maybe this helps clarify the question.
    Are you asking which side, side A or side B, is attached to the lid/door? I’m don’t think I have ever paid any attention to which way I put my hinges on but I’m sure there is an industry standard. I would like to know as well. Hope someone on here has the answer.

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    #20080
    George Bridgeman
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    From what I’ve seen, the door wing is the leaf with two knuckles. I’m not sure why this is but I’m sure there’s some reason. Couple of citations – look under ‘Door Wing’:
    http://hingedummy.info/glossarypage.htm
    http://rockfordprocess.com/hardware/hinge-terminology/

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #20081
    RL
    Participant

    Ken, both leaves are attached alternately to the knuckles. It is only where the number of knuckles is odd that it appears as if one leaf is attached and the other is not.

    Incidentally, those appear to be very well-made hinges. Brusso?

    #20082
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    the only way I could think of any answer for this is by researching. I perused a bunch of pictures of hinges on cabinets, boxes, etc. What I found was that more often than not, the leaf with the larger number of knuckles was attached to the carcasse or main body of the piece, while the other leaf was attached to the door, lid, etc. But sometimes it was the other way ’round.

    Also, there was a remarkable lack of notation as to whether there was any real concern about which was which in any of the how-tos and tutorials I looked at.

    Since Paul didn’t indicate specifically which way to put them, I suspect it really doesn’t matter that much.

    #20084
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks guys. My research ended in even more confusion. HaHa that’s why I posted the question here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Richard, yes Brusso Hinges

    #20089
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Ken, this is my thought. I have always hung doors or lids putting the side of the hinge that holds the pin to the door jam or the mass of the project. I think of it as placing the hinge where it has the best foundation. That side of the hinge usually has the most rings for supporting the pin.

    Boyce

    #20090
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Boyce

    #20098
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Ken I have fitted a lot of doors.
    The solid part think your part A goes to frame and the B part goes to door. Look at butt hinge on internal door.
    Always fit hinge to door first easier to move door with hinges on and place in the other leaf in frame recess
    Hope helps

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20100
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Mark, yeah that helps a lot buddy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #20102
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Ken found this drawing in old carpentry book might make you understand better.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20105
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks buddy

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