Only thing this chest has aggravated me with since completion is an inability to open and close it easily. I’ve not slammed the lid on my finger (yet), but both activities have been two-handed operations. Didn’t like that, had my eyes open for a solution, and found this:
How to mount it? Glad you asked.
Drilled some holes, then worked the slot.
Used a carving tool to set in the hinge pin assy…
Here’s under the lid~
Add a little matching paint, and we’re done.
Now to find a very long-legged ‘poultry-staple’ kinda deal to use as the catch. Legs to go through the entire chest wall and clinch on the inside, like the original hinge nails do.
Thanks for looking!
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