Wood Doors Lowell MA

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Blue Sky Window Company
(978) 256-1808
136 Old Westford Rd.
Chelmsford, MA
 
Lizzie's Garage Doors Llc
(603) 882-6869
4 Daniels Street
Nashua, NH

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Villiage Curtain Shop
(781) 565-9995
135 Cambridge St
Burlington, MA

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Pella Windows and Doors
800-866-9886 x135
45 Fondi Rd
Haverhill, MA
 
Bright Window Coverings
(781) 246-0935
151 Foundry St
Wakefield, MA

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B & B Gutters
(603) 204-7779
65 Tenby Drive
Nashua, NH
 
Commercial Drapery Systems
(781) 229-2100
99 S Bedford St Ste 106
Burlington, MA

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V2K Window Decore & More
(978) 206-7899
11 Romans Road
Windham, NH

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Curtain Time Inc
(781) 438-8151
367 Main St
Stoneham, MA

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Budget Blinds of West Rockingham County
(866) 839-4770
40 Coles Grove Rd
Derry, NH

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Tiny Door Hinges- Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar (or Christmas Countdown Calendar) prototype is well on its way. The dado jig worked perfectly! Unfortunately though, my pre-holiday merriment was disrupted when I started to work out the hinge details. The doors on this piece are just under 1.5″ x 1.5″. With 25 of them to attach to the frame, regular hinges are just out of the question. Aaron and I batted some ideas back and forth and it seems that the easiest thing to do right now is simply use two small pins, above and below each door to act was pivot points.

You can see in this image, our main concern is the size of the door and the location of the pin. Obviously the trick is making sure the door clears the frame and opens freely. Aaron did a great job putting together these two samples that show a 1/8″ diameter pin (left) and a 3/32″ diameter pin (right). In both cases, the pin needs to be set closer to the front of the door to help the door swing more “naturally”, similar to what we’d expect from a standard hinge.

So that’s the plan so far, and frankly I feel like there should be a better solution. If you don’t order the little dowel pins pre-made, you’re going to have to cut about 50 little pins yourself. That’s a pain in the nether regions! And the smooth action of the doors will depend on some precision drilling. Nothing that can’t be handled with a few jigs and a little patience, but its not quite as “sim...

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