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Thread: Should a piano hinge sit slightly proud?

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    Should a piano hinge sit slightly proud?

    Installing a piano hinge on a chest. Been ages since Iíve used one. Should the barrel sit slightly proud of the top? It seems like it should to avoid binding. I wonít be installing it into a recess, just flush mount.

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    The piano hinges I used on some of my tack trunks all had the barrel proud of the case surface. That's the only way to have things set up so there is minimal gap between the two things being joined at the hinge.
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    The center line of the pin must be above the wood if you want it to open completely. Put the pin below the surface and the wood will contact before the lid goes full open.

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    Appreciate it, thanks

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