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Which kind of hinges for a foldable box?

It needs to somehow rotate in both directions. I don't see how this could be solved with permanently attached hinges. You could always use hinges that are designed to have the pins removed regularly. ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

The doors should have no problem clearing each other assuming the hinge pivot is in line with the seam between doors and the stationary part of the cabinet as viewed from the top. The edges of the ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

My plan was to build a box, then cut it open, but that might not work. That is the usual way of building a lid for a box. You build a hollow cube with no lid, then cut the lid off. This guarantees ...
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Making a thick door not catch on a drawer front

Because the leading edge of a door travels in an arc instead of a straight line, in instances where the door fits tightly or a door is thicker than usual, you need to cut the leading edge of the door ...
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Do full overlay hinges come in different sizes for different frame thicknesses?

We are dealing with two different measurements here, frame width and frame thickness. I'm not entirely sure which you are referring to, so I'll cover both. Also, you can reference this useful page: ...
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Design: Adjustable/Collapsible Wooden Table Leg

My current idea is just to have the leg basically fold into itself but I'm unsure how sturdy this would be. You can get around the obvious strength concern of a leg that folds in the centre by using ...
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Side effects of varying door and frame thickness

Are there any side effects to having the doors thicker than the frame? No. To generalize this question consider three cases: • Doors thinner than frame. • Doors and frame are the same thickness. • ...
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Surface mounted hinge for 45 degree corner cabinet

Wow, that took me some time to understand the issue you were facing. A surface mount hinge is what you want, you just want to specify a cabinet surface mount hinge such as this one: Source: link above....
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What hinges & supports could I use for a long & heavy plywood window seat lid?

There is actually such a thing as a Bench Seat Hinge but the heavy duty ones only seem to take up to 12kg. You might be able to find one that'll take more weight, but my suggestion would be to split ...
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Which kind of hinges for a foldable box?

What you need is a double acting hinge. Different manufacturer's make variations but essentially they have two sets of pivots so that the door leaf can swing in either direction. I have seen spring ...
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Hinge a 25mm worktop to fold upwards

I believe you have the right idea, and overlay hinges are the way to go. However, you would only need 2 or 3, rather than 6. The more hinges you add to a surface, especially if they are independent, ...
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No rear clearance spring assisted lid hinge system

If you are going to use a lid stay, similar to the first link, then I would use a european stile cabinet hinge, which is what is shown in the picture as well. I would recommend a soft close lid stay ...
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Hinge a 25mm worktop to fold upwards

I would recommend using a Soss style hinge: example This will be fully concealed, and will be strong enough to support the weight of the top all the way through the movement. A Euro style hinge is not ...
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Hinge a 25mm worktop to fold upwards

If you want it to fold down, this is basically a drop-leaf table. If you want it to fold upward, it's more like a drop-down table Searching those terms should find some designs you could base yours ...
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Lubricating screws

Bee's wax. Time honored and true. It comes in small blocks, just rub the screw threads across the block. As a union carpenter on a major industrial job, I learned this from a old timer fifty years ago ...
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Dresser conversion to media stand - hinge help required

You might be able to get Soss hinges to work, but they are danged finicky, and require someone with more than average skill to install them. You might be able to finagle a 35mm cup hinge of some kind ...
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Dresser conversion to media stand - hinge help required

A few suggestions: blum-170-degree-face-frame-hinge soss-door-hardware-208-invisible-door-hinge soss-door-hardware-218-invisible-door-hinge
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Why do all soft close hinges require 1/2 inch or 12mm holes on the cabinet door?

You have not mentioned a particular hinge, but many soft-close hinges are "euro"-style cup hinges, and I assume that's what you're asking about. Euro-style hinges were designed in, well, Europe, in ...
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Hinge pin problem in installation

You are seeking what is called a flush two-pin hinge: https://www.amazon.com/Whitecap-Flush-Mount-2-Pin-Hinge/dp/B004MDY00W The image shows one of many options and of many designs. Some are ...
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What hinges & supports could I use for a long & heavy plywood window seat lid?

I've had very good luck with torsion hinges. They hold the lid in place when it's opened and allow you to smoothly close it without slamming. And they have a minimal visual impact on the piece. ...
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Should I use Full Overlay or Half Overlay hinges?

What is the drawer overlay on the 27mm panel? If it is more than 9mm you will have to use half-overlay hinges (as you won't have the 18mm needed for a full overlay.)
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Full overlay hinge with a 1/2 inch cabinet door

For your application, you want a frameless, surface mount, (full) overlay hinge. They are rather specialty items, but here is an example, or a higher end version here. You will need short screws, ...
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Using SOSS-style hinges to create 180° flush-folding tabletop

To summarize comments on the original question: There is nothing that says that you must use an expensive, commercially produced jig to make the mortise for these hinges (or any hinges, for that ...
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Looking for an inset hinge for a 1" wide door frame

I found these with Google: Elessa CFF hinge for thin frames Salice Universal Hinges Push Invisible Spring Hinges Mounting plate dimensions for 2 and 3 not clear, but maybe under 1"
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Understanding how to fit euro style half overlay hinges

In the end a normal concealed hinge from HAFELE did the trick. I guess a blum hinge would have obtained the same result. These kind of hinges have a decent range of adjustment so even if the layout ...
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Rubber bumper or no on a wooden chest lid?

The ideal fix here is arguably to get the lid to sit flat on its own, but that may involve disassembly. The other option is a tweak to one or both hinge installations but that's not that easy to do. ...
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Evenly deepen a rounded hinge mortise

Use a router to deepen an existing hinge mortise. With a steady hand, this can be done without any guide. Use a straight bit and carefully remove the wood to make the mortise deeper.
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Looking for an alternative to this broken stay for a drop leaf

A fellow was referred to our makerspace with a similar problem, slightly more complex than yours. The solution was to have a member purchase raw brass stock (expensive) and mill the shape necessary to ...
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