Jewellery box lid stay

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Forum topic by Maximillian posted 11-12-2016 11:48 PM 610 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2016 11:48 PM

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Hi all
It’s been a while.
I have made thiis tumbling block pattern jewellery box.
She for whom it was made is less than satisfied because the lid must be opened right back. She would like it to be able to stay upright like in the second photo.
Does anyone know of a mail order hardware company that can supply a stay; preferably an articulated arm or a strut. Cabinet stays are too large.


-- Max, New Zealand

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 12:12 AM

Nice work, tell her she is being too picky. Ya, wouldn’t work with mine either. Maybe take off the hinges, find some 110 degree hinges, or 105 degree, to replace the 90 degree hinge. Good luck with it!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 12:24 AM

Thanks Dan, it was quite tricky cutting the diamonds on the table saw. Nearly lost a digit or two.
Any recommendations for sourcing those hinges?

-- Max, New Zealand

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#3 posted 11-13-2016 12:28 AM

Rockler might have what you need, either in hinges or stays.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 01:39 AM

Brusso makes a lid stay that’s very nice.I think Rockler might still sell them as well.

I haven’t installed one in a long time since I went to Quadrant hinges.Plus it’s just one more thing to get right on a completed box.Knda nerve racking.


-- Aj

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