|Forum topic by ghazard||posted 08-28-2010 06:27 PM||2605 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-28-2010 06:27 PM
I am playing with a design for a lid stay and have retro fitted it onto a few previous boxes before I put something on my new most recent box.
I have installed a small piece of wood on the seam of the lid and body between the hinges. The lid, when opened far enough, rests on this piece and it stays open.
Has anyone tried this before? Was it successful long term? Stopping the lid in this way can put alot of stress on the hinges…that is my biggest worry. On the left side (maple) box below the lid is pretty simple and lightweight and this works very well for it. But for the other box (mahogany) below…the lid is much heavier and I worry about it. This box is mine so I am going to keep it like this for a while to monitor how well it works.
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