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Brass butt hinges

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this or not. If not I apologize.

Is there some place that can tell me about hinge sizes? I'm making a box with 3/4 inch material. How do I know what size butt hinge in need...? I would like one to be as thick as the material. Do I look for a 3/4 inch hinge? What about the thickness of the hinge..? Can you tell I'm a novice...?
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It has more to do with the overall size and weight of the lid than anything.
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A good hardware store will carry an assortment of hinges. I suggest you take a small scrap piece of lumber with you to match up the hinge size with the board thickness.
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If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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A good hardware store will carry an assortment of hinges. I suggest you take a small scrap piece of lumber with you to match up the hinge size with the board thickness.
Now, I'm embarrassed....why couldn't I think of that...Thank you.
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Usually the hinge will be listed as 3" x 4". This would have a 1 1/2" leaf on either side including (1/2) the barrel and 4" tall

You would be looking for a hinge that was 1 1/2" x ?? tall.

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Usually the hinge will be listed as 3" x 4". This would have a 1 1/2" leaf on either side including (1/2) the barrel and 4" tall

You would be looking for a hinge that was 1 1/2" x ?? tall.
That's the answer...thanks so much!
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