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How to heat and quench zinc plated hinges to give them a bluish-gray look like antique steel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 25

Homemade hardware. Using brass to make a knife hinge, a folding-screen hinge, and handles for use on a traditional Japanese Tansu cabinet.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 43
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 4

Putting a lid on it. Hand-tool techniques for installing butt hinges on box tops, cabinet doors, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 45

Cabinet hinges. A look at the various styles and tips on installation.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 49

Use hot-melt glue to align hinges on small doors or lids.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 10

How to install rule joint hinges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 47

Knife hinges for small cabinet doors are made from wood, brass rod, and a shim washer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 81

Concealed hinges for cabinets. Selecting and installing Euro-style hinges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 50
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 6

A guide to cabinet hinges for both face-frame and frameless cabinet.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 54

Technique to temporarily attach hinges to a box lid while screw holes are drilled or marked.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 20

European hinges. Selection, installation and adjustment of these cabinet door hinges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 64

Tip: Use double-headed nails to make it difficult to remove a locked door by removing hinge pins.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1983 (v.61#5) pg. J14

Tips on repairing loose hinges.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1983 (v.73#2) pg. 49

Tip: Make hinges from flat right-angle corner braces.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 4

What hinge to use and where. Several styles of hinges are described and illustrated.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 45

Hinge how-to. How to choose the right hinges and install them so they look and work exactly as you planned.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 47

Homemade hinges.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1982 (v.66#4) pg. 48

A guide to hinge buying. Sketches of thirteen varieties of hinges and descriptions of how each is used.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 54

Tip: How to silence a squeaking hinge that won't be silenced by oiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 108

Tip: How to use plastic wall anchors to re-size screw holes so screws in a door hinge will tighten again.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 108

Tighten a loose door hinge by installing new wood behind the casing and jamb.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 53
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 12

How to prevent a locked door with exposed hinge pins from being removed by an intruder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 84

How to alter a hinge pin so a door will stay open by itself.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 36

Extra security for an exterior door. (1) Sturdier strike plate. (2) Longer hinge screws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 12

Tip on using T-nuts to permanently repair loose screws which attach hinges to a door frame.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 81

An alternative to oil for silencing squeaking door hinges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 9

Tip on installing a set screw so a hinge pin can't be removed from a closed door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 12

Tip: Make your own center pivot hinges from two-hole self-aligning flange-block bearings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 12

Tip: Add thrust bearings to hinges for heavy doors to prevent excessive wear.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 14

Jig for installing Grass concealed hinges on cabinet doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 6

Tip: How to align butt hinges on doors without removing and shimming.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 18

Tip: Make felt "donuts" that fit over hinge pins for use as a reservoir of oil.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 14

Tip: Use offset hinges on narrow interior doors. This will increase the usable width of the doorway by 2".
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 10

Tip: Use longer screws on the top hinge of solid-core doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Tip: Reinforce an exterior door with exposed hinge pins by adding a middle hinge with a fixed hinged pin.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 14

European cabinet hardware. A look at cup hinges and drawer slides.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 69

Tip on installing rising butt hinges (back-rise hinges).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 14

Tip on simultaneously aligning the hinge arms of 2 or more European cup hinges at 90-degrees to the door's edge prior to attachment.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 30

Make hinges for wooden boxes out of wood. The hinge is a part of the back of the box, is flush with the back, and serves as a built-in lid stop.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 11

To make folding screens which can fold up like a concertina, as well as stand alone as a triptych, requires the right hinges. How to make your own wooden hinges with a series of careful router cuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 69

Sketch shows how to make leather hinges which allow almost a full 360-degree rotation of the panels of decorative screens.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 10

Laminated wooden book covers uses leather for the hinge.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 22

Hidden compartment in the top of a bookcase uses a pivoting cam hinge to allow top to be opened.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 24

Tip: Make sure that hinged box tops will align with bottoms by applying hinges with glue before installing screws.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 24

Three uses for the router. (1) Inlaid wooden handle for drawer fronts. (2) Quick jig for routing mortises. (3) Inlaid wooden cabinet hinges.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 50

Making your own hand-worked brass hardware. Patterns for (1) tulip-finial hinge, (2) door catch, (3) knife hinges, (4) full-flap hinges, and (5) cam lock.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 65

Segmented joint made from dowel, threaded rod and brass washers works like a hinge for pivoting panels or doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 8

How to convert solid-brass leaf hinges into "stop hinges" for jewelry boxes.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 8

Tips on how to install hinges on small boxes.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 8

How to make a reproduction of an 18th century wooden hinge.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 45

Three tips for mounting hardware. (1) Hinging a jewelry box. (2) Gauge speeds knife-hinge installation. (3) Installing a lock on a chest.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 52

Making room screens with an emphasis on the wooden hinges which hold the panels together.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 60
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 8

Leaf hinges for a small wooden box are made from ebony and joined with a brass pin.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 63

Make wooden hinge from dowel segments and a metal pin.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 6

Installing knife hinges. Careful layout and mortising are keys to success.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 48

Antiquing hardware. Readily available, inexpensive hinges and pulls can be turned into classy accents for your furniture. Instructions for patinating both brass and steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Hanging butt hinges unconventionally. Three unusual applications for installing butt hinges on cabinet doors. (1) Hanging doors in front of drawers. (2) Doors set in from the cabinet face. (3) Beaded stiles match the hinge knuckles.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 82

Wooden hinges for a large entertainment center allow the doors to pivot 270-degrees and lie flat against the sides of the case.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 18

What you should know about decorative hinges.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 43

Installing European-style hinges.
HOME MECHANIX #739 Nov 1989 (v.85) pg. 16

Tip: Restore worn hinges by installing metal washers on the bearing surfaces.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1986 (v.11#3) pg. 30

A hinge for a self-closing gate is made from steel bar and angle iron.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 83

Inexpensive hinges for metal gates made from short pieces of pipe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 40

An illustrated guide to door hinges.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #549 Feb 1974 (v.70) pg. 72

Tip: Use masking tape to prevent surface-mounted hinges from moving out of alignment when being installed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

How to fabricate your own brass hinges for use on small doors, small boxes, etc.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 62

Fixing stripped screw holes on heavy wooden doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1976 (v.4#1) pg. 2

Tip: How to repair a fancy cast-iron hinge (by welding) so that the repair won't show.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 488

Tip on making decorative hinge pins with finial tops from a common nail and a wooden finial.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 22

Nine novel hinges and what they're used for.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 147

Illustration of surface hinges made from tin-can material.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 162

Tip: File a small amount of metal off of the non-weight-bearing surface of door hinges to make removing and installing doors easier.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 12

Tip: How to install steel pins in the door jamb to prevent a door from being removed even if the hinge pins are removed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1982 (v.158#1) pg. 138

Tip on installing a continuous hinge along the edge of fir plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 117

A touch of brass. Fabricate custom brass hardware (hinges, drawer pulls, hasps, etc.) for your next woodworking project.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 82

How to work with hardware that travels. A review of what is available in sliding-door hardware, slides for drawers and shelves, special slides for clothes, TV slides, and a look at special purpose hinges and flap stays.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1978 (v.212#5) pg. 132

Large, heavy garage-size doors blend into the exterior and interior of a house or cabin. They are built with heavy framing and require special heavy-duty hinges like the pipe-hinges described here.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 150

Door hinges. A look at various conventional and special hinges for doors plus tips on installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1981 (v.218#5) pg. 127

Hidden hinges. What is available and installation tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 91

Install short metal pins to lock door into door jamb even if hinge pins are removed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1985 (v.227#3) pg. 128
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1986 (v.228#1) pg. 12

Tip on installing butt hinges between a cabinet door and a frame so that alignment can be exactly determined before drilling screw holes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 10

Making the knuckle joint. This all-wood hinge-type joint is used to attach a pivoting wooden bracket to a drop-leaf table.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 20

How to install a butt hinge.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1964 (v.35#12) pg. 28

Sportplane builder. The installation and use of piano hinges.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 16

Tip shows how to cure loose door hinges by reinforcing the screw holes with short dowels.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 30

Tip: Drill a replacement hole in a hinge should one of the screws break off, rather than moving hinge or driving replacement screw at an angle.
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 14

Tip: Improve an old, loose hinge by putting a slight bend in the hinge pin.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 17

Concentric-pointed marker shows you exactly where to drill the screw holes for the second leaf of a hinge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 25

A nut, bolt and bushing (made from plastic tubing) becomes a sturdy pivot point or hinge (such as found in a folding wooden lawn chair).
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 23

Wooden hardware. How to make wooden hinges, lid supports and handles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 50

Tip on using a finish nail as a concealed pivot hinge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 8

Tip on using double-faced tape to keep small hinges aligned when drilling screw holes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 26

Tip on using a countersink bit to locate the exact center of a screw hole when installing hinges.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 38

Tip on using glue to temporarly attach face-mounted hinges prior to installing screws.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 26

Five handy hinges. How to select and install them. (1) Cylinder hinge. (2) Barrel hinge. (3) Side-rail hinge. (4) Round hinge. (5) Barbed hinge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 58

Fail-safe hinge jig is used to accurately transfer inset cabinet door hinge locations from door to carcase.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 18

How to mount the special hinges used in a drop-leaf table.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 10

Tip: Use a "story stick" to locate the hinge locations on flush-mounted cabinet doors.
WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 3

Tip on using double-sided carpet tape to accurately align and attach loose-pin hinges.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 5

Make locator pins (from screws) which mark the exact center of hinge holes onto a box lid without opening it up.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 17

Understanding and using self-centering drill bits to drill hinge holes.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 24

Installing concealed European-style hinges for cabinet doors. (1) Swinging door. (2) Hinged sliding door.
WOODSMITH #81 Jun 1992 pg. 14

How to install Soss hinges, a type of invisible hinge used on furniture.
WOODSMITH #114 Dec 1997 (v.19) pg. 16

Tip on using hot-melt glue to facilitate placement of hinges on small doors.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Shop-made box cover hinge of brass or hardwood.
WOODWORK #43 Feb 1997 pg. 6

Diagrams show various ways of installing and locating hinges in cabinetwork in order to provide the correct opening action and proper clearances.
WOODWORKER #1015 Jun 1978 (v.82) pg. 268

The hang of hinges. Description and illustrations of several types of hinges and tips on their installation and use.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 784

Tip: How to keep spring-loaded hinges open while screwing leaf to door and frame.
WOODWORKER #1059 Feb 1982 (v.86) pg. 121

How to make a wooden knuckle joint as found on Pembroke and other tables where a flap is supported by hinge bearers.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 607
Added Info WOODWORKER #1104 Nov 1985 (v.89) pg. 896

Hinges for small wooden boxes. Some tips.
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 36

Tip on converting a regular hinge to a "rising hinge".
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 144

Tip: Use butt hinges with removable pins as knockdown connectors.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 741

Tip on using a countersink to mark the exact center of screw holes for hinges.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1291

Hinging cabinet doors and boxes. Part 1. Selecting the hinge and marking out the hinge location.
WOODWORKER Feb 1994 (v.98#2) pg. 83

Tips on making reproduction antique hinges look more authentic.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 66

An easy-to-make wooden hinge. Ideal for attaching lift tops to small wooden boxes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 38

Selecting and installing door hinges for cabinets with and without face frames.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 24

Tip on using small rivet-like fasteners to attach hinges to thin wood.
WOODWORKING TODAY #23 Jul 1991 pg. 50

Fitting box lid hinges.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 57

How to make miniature hinges for scale furniture from 1/8" dowel lengths and 20-gauge brads.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 10

How to make your own simple brass hardware. Patterns for a drawer plate, key plate and hinges included.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 68

Make hinges from wood for use on rustic or hand-hewn-look furniture.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 9

Selecting the right hardware (hinges, latches, pulls, etc.) for furniture and cabinets. Some tips.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 70

Tip: Use L-shape mending angles as hinges.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 9

Do-it-yourself measures which can help secure your home. Install improved locks, modify your door hinges, simple window locks, basement window protection, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 4

Technique for aligning hinge leaves (after cutting the mortises in both the jamb and the door).
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1995 (v.51#4) pg. 80

European hinges, their configurations and how to install them.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 30

Tip on bending the hinge pin to keep a door from moving on its own.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1998 (v.54#3) pg. 10