Hinges

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Hinges

Post by G Williams » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:50 pm

Some times I can find hinges at the ReStore, but if I can't I make my own with screw in Eyes and a bolt. Has the advantage of being able to take the door off easily.
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Re: Hinges

Post by thegawd » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:59 pm

nice! I did the same thing without the bolt. i just bent the one hook a bit so it could slide over the other! man the restore is awesome for coop supplies. keep these ideas coming cuz I do the same!
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Re: Hinges

Post by JimW » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:11 pm

That's awesome!!
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Re: Hinges

Post by WLLady » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:11 pm

LOL i have done the hook and eye thing like al, and i've done this too, with a shorter bolt, so i can put a nut on it and just use the top eyelet, not the bottom.... amazing how necessity can help invent things huh? LOVE it!
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Re: Hinges

Post by TomK » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:25 pm

I haven't thought to use his method to fabricate a hinge, but its clever...however i used this idea horizontally to tie together the numerous panels of the run for the girls...one eye bolt on each panel, a hex bolt thru the two and a nut...allows for uneven turf and can pull the panels together nicely...
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Re: Hinges

Post by kenya » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:32 pm

Clever!
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Re: Hinges

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:54 am

You guys are smarter than I, I just rave and rant at the price of hinges, and buy 2$ boxes of random hardware at farm and estate auctions...usually gets me 5 things I want and 100 things to go for scrap! Now that you've shown me the eye-and-bolt and the hook thing, only 50 things will go to scrap lol! Awesome!
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Re: Hinges

Post by G Williams » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:25 am

I thought that this was a novel idea. With the variations that have come to light; I was only the first one to post. Now I have more configurations to use for Eyes. :yippie:
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Post by baronrenfrew » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:38 pm

Cost effective! It beats waiting at the township dump for stuff.

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Re: Hinges

Post by kortispoultry » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:26 pm

G Williams wrote:Some times I can find hinges at the ReStore, but if I can't I make my own with screw in Eyes and a bolt. Has the advantage of being able to take the door off easily.
Excellent idea!!
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