Pin hinges—the most rudimentary of most hinge mechanisms—are just rods (made from w d or brass) placed into the lid and carcass, which let the lid become exposed.

Pin hinges—the most rudimentary of most hinge mechanisms—are just rods (made from w d or brass) placed into the lid and carcass, which let the lid become exposed.

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Pin hinges ( also referred to as pivot pins) are used mostly in modern bins. They are usually utilized in bins by which old-fashioned hinges will maybe not work or in bins the place where a hinge that is traditional would detract through the field design.

Because pin hinges are manufactured from brass rod or lumber dowels, they have been by far the cheapest hinge system available. As an example, a 1’ long, 1/8” dia. metal rod can yield a few pairs of hinge pins but costs less than $1 at most hobby shops. Hardw d dowels are even more inexpensive.

Although pin hinges will work on many package designs, we don’t recommend using them on bins made from softw d unless the hole is reinforced.

The repeated pivoting action associated with the pin will wear out softw d, causing a sloppy process. One reinforcement choice is to line the pin opening by having a metal pipe.

This informative article is excerpted from Box-Making Basics by David M. Freedman.

PIN SIZE AND MATERIAL

Just What size pin you use and you are making whether you use w d or brass pins will depend on the size of the box. Continue reading “Pin hinges—the most rudimentary of most hinge mechanisms—are just rods (made from w d or brass) placed into the lid and carcass, which let the lid become exposed.”