Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

  1. #1

    Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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. #2
    Mereel Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2008
    From
    Southern Maine'dalore
    Posts
    51

    Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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 10:46 PM. Reason: was a n00b

  3. #3

    Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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.

  4. #4
    Ram'ser Vau's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2009
    From
    Hidden Valley, Mandalore
    Posts
    32

    Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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.

  5. #5
    I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    From
    Yadkinville NC
    Posts
    2,028

    Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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.

  6. #6
    clonecollector's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    From
    Northeast U.S.A
    Posts
    1,591

    Re: Gauntlet issues... piano hinge size

    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!

Similar Threads

  1. Cruzer gauntlet hinge tutorial---pic intense!
    By Cruzer in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: Aug 9, 2014, 11:01 AM
  2. gauntlet hinge and finishing
    By wanta be jango in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jul 9, 2009, 7:29 PM
  3. Need help with gauntlet hinge
    By AncientFett in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 23, 2008, 9:21 AM
  4. Gauntlets + Piano hinge > Velcro? anyone know how to do it?
    By Sixxgunn13 in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 17, 2007, 2:34 PM
  5. Accurate gauntlet hose size?
    By Lynn TXP 0369 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Mar 18, 2004, 5:52 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •