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Forum topic by Redford1947 posted 1254 days ago 2763 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Redford1947

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1254 days ago

Need some advice. Building a chest with a heavy, 3/4” solid maghaony lid weighing about 20 lbs. Putting in on a piano hinge but need to provide some assist in lifiting the lid. I have seen and used hinges that keep a lid in place which prevent it from slamming on fingers but have not seen anything that can help a 2 year old lift a 20 lb lid. yet provide the other function of keeping the lid in place at whatever position.

Dan


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NBeener

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#1 posted 1254 days ago

How about this sort of thing, or … one of their other product offerings:

http://www.stabilus.com/industrial/lift-o-mat-furniture-gas-spring.html

-- -- Neil

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mwoberr

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#2 posted 1254 days ago

I just finished building a solid maghaony hope chest for my god-daughter and used the Torsion Hinges from Rockler for the lid:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22046

While the hinges do not assist in lifting the lid, the lid will stay in place at whatever position.

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