Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A plea for common sense

If you're an online retailer of brass hinges could you please list all the critical dimensions.  "25mm brass hinge".  What the @&#% is that!  My latest pile of scrap includes some blackwood which I have dressed to 10mm so I needed some hinges which were 10mm from the edge of the hinge plate to the center of the hinge pin.  I also had a fairly thick piece of unidentified wood I wanted to use as a center panel so I didn't want a flimsy pressed hinge, and wanted to know how thick the material was.  They say you can find anything on the internet.  They are wrong.

Thankfully my local supplier let me rummage through their stock with my six inch ruler.