The Neat Elite box hinge is the best jewelry box hinge on the market and is the only hinge (pair) with a fully round knuckle top and bottom. The great benefit of these more traditional style of brass hinge pairs is that they have already been squared off, leaving you to focus on fitting and not worry about additional cutting and accuracy. Designed and Manufactured in-house by us in the UK, this brass side rail box hinge is far superior in strength due to its unique stop system and is the most elegant hinge on the market. For your perfect box, insist on using our beautifully designed, precision made side rail hinges. These hinges are robust and display a fully round knuckle and feature a unique concealed stop system. Very easy to fit Rout – Drill – Fit these stylish hinges will be worthy of your bespoke box.
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We sell our beautifully designed and well manufactured range of jewelry box hardware solely from this website. Our Jewelry Box Lock (Neat Elite) fully complements the Neat Elite Jewelry Box Hinge (Pair) and Large Neat Hinge. We will be adding Neat Elite Squared Off locks later this year to complement our new SQ-Off hardware. When you spend valuable time creating your incredible boxes, don’t fit below standard hardware. Instead use our top quality box hardware to show off your projects to the highest possible level and be the best. Our simple drilling jig is a very useful tool for fitting these Neat Elite hinges.
Basic Technical Details and Reviews
Our Neat Elite jewelry box SQUARED OFF hinges come in pairs and are ideal for boxes with a minimum wall thickness of 12mm. Each hinge is 8mm wide +/- 0.01mm x 43mm long (same length as our Neat Elite Brass Hinges with rounded ends) with an opening degree between 92. Leaf thickness is 3.3mm +/- 0.03mm The hinges have a mirror polished finish, and are supplied with 2 sets of woodscrews. See and download/print box hinge instructions here.
SHAPER TOOLS – our hardware templates for large neat elite hinges, standard/small neat elite hinges, neat elite lock and thread escutcheon are now available on the ShaperHub at Shapertools.com.
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Ideally you should wear gloves when working with the brass hardware, or you may well tarnish it and leave smudges and/or fingerprints. If your lock and/or hinges tarnish we suggest removing the hardware from the box and giving them a gentle wipe with brasso wadding. Then buff lightly with a clean, soft cloth to get back the sheen. When fitting them back onto the box just remember to wear a pair of disposable gloves, to refrain from touching the brass again. If you can’t get the hardware off, you can try adding a fine border of masking tape before applying the brasso wadding. (Take care not to apply wadding to any other parts of your box).
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