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I am going to cut two gate halves out of wood and attach them to a cardboard gatehouse. What would be the simplest way to hinge them?
If you want working hinges, try two short lengths of plastic tubing glued vertically on the gatehouse walls where real hinges would go (so for two gates make four tubes). Bend some paper clips into "L" shapes and trim them to length. The short leg of the "L" goes vertically into tubes (don't glue it) and the long leg points out horizontally and is glued to the back of the gate. Be careful not to get glue into the tubing or along the gate edge. I recommend you you lay out the gatehouse wall flat, lay out the gate in the hole (don't cut it in half yet) and glue the tubes in place. Once thoroughly dry, insert the wire and glue to the gate. Now remove the gate (by sliding the wire out of the tubes) and cut it in half. You can now finish the gatehouse, paint it (block the tubes with some blu-tac or plasticine so paint doesn't get in) then re-assemble.
Hoepfully that helped :hmm: much easier if I could draw it for you!
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another way I've done it in the past is one long tube for each door, cut in half, then find a smaller rod or tube that fits inside the bigger ones, then just glue it to one of the halfs, glue the half with the smaller tube in it to the wall, and the other to the door. now you can just lower it unto the wall piece.
Or you can screw them in (in reply to miketehfox's post) if you can find real small screws..
the brass nails that you use to hang pictures up with would work as well (obviously cut down)
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