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    Nov 24, 2009, 11:38 PM - Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #1

    Ok, so I know that most use piano hinges, but when I went to Lowes all they have is like 36" & 12". Are these hinges something that can be disassembled and modded to be shorter? If not, besides just using other hinges, what are some solutions?

    I really wanted piano hinges, since they are light and small. I got some small 2 screw hole hinges to test fit and it looks like they won't open the gaunts all the way. I guess I should note that my gaunts are scratch build sintra gaunts from WOF templates.
  2. Nov 24, 2009, 11:43 PM - Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #2

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/ind...?topic=10907.0
    Hope it helps, and I hope you can view it. ;P

    :::EDIT:::
    err, after reading that again, I can see now that it won't be much help... sorry, noob post....
    Last edited by Mereel Skirata; Nov 24, 2009 at 11:46 PM. Reason: was a n00b
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    Nov 24, 2009, 11:51 PM - Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #3

    I had already read those. I know how to install it, but am wondering did people use the 12" ones and mod the hinges or is there another type and source out there.
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    Nov 25, 2009, 12:37 AM - Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #4

    There are shorter ones out there, trust me, one of my jobs is moving pianos... there are shorter ones! LOL Try a piano shop, or just a general music shop, they should have the right size. I recommend the 2"-2 1/2" ones. Hope that this helps.
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    Nov 25, 2009, 7:09 AM - Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #5

    If you have a dremel, they will cut right through those metal hinges. That's what I do when I make gaunts, I just measure out what I need from the 36" strip then cut it using a dremel. Takes about 5 mins to go through it with a reinforced metal cutting wheel.
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    Nov 25, 2009, 7:22 AM - Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size #6

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    If you have a dremel, they will cut right through those metal hinges. That's what I do when I make gaunts, I just measure out what I need from the 36" strip then cut it using a dremel. Takes about 5 mins to go through it with a reinforced metal cutting wheel.
    What he said!

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