Author Topic: source for quality extruded butt hinges  (Read 2387 times)

Bill Tindall

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source for quality extruded butt hinges
« on: March 28, 2010, 04:59:07 PM »
I have been buying these from Whitechapel but of late the size selection has diminished and the quality suffered.  The last I bought were drilled for #6 screws and counter sunk for #5 and the finish was not as good as in the past. 

Antiquity Period Designs, Ltd.

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Re: source for quality extruded butt hinges
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 08:35:07 AM »
I buy from Horton Brasses in Cromwell, CT.  I believe they have only two sizes but they are very strong and come in four finishes.  They also supply slotted brass screws and not phillips head.

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albreed

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Re: source for quality extruded butt hinges
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 07:34:05 PM »
Ditto for Horton Brass. Also, the people who run it are really fantastic folks-Al
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Re: source for quality extruded butt hinges
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 11:02:57 PM »
When I was at WIA there was a company there called Phoenix Lock. They had samples of their product on their table and it looked like very nice quality stuff. I know that they do carry extruded brass hinges - fast tip, button tip or ball finial. You can reach them at www.phoenixlock.com or 800-471-3087. They're also (or at least they were) offering a 15% discount if you mention "Woodworking In America".