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Forum topic by lance posted 05-10-2009 03:41 AM 1135 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2009 03:41 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have mounted a lid support on my granddaughter’s toy box, but the lid isn’t closing all the way. This link will show you how it is supposed to be mounted. When I checked all the dimensions I discovered the 1 1/4” measurement actually is 1 3/8”. Does anyone know for sure if that is my problem or what is the problem?

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-- Bob Lance, DE

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 03:48 AM

Are you saying the “Lid Support” is whats keeping the lid from closing all the way ?

If so, then yes,the extra 1/8 of an inch will cause a problem, just lowering it a bit “Should” take care of your problem.


-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 04:01 AM

Can you knock together a mockup real quick out of scrap and a piece of hinge to experiment with? Keep you from putting holes everywhere as you figure it out.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 04:08 AM

Thats a good idea miles,
Bob, another way to know for sure is this…look right at the crack in your lid at the lid support, if there is a 1/8 space at the lid support, it is two high. These particular supports are not adjustable if I am thinking of the same ones. Mount them to high and the lid will not close, mount them to low and the lid will not open all the way nor stay up.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 04:34 AM

Hey Bob
If your hinges are installed improperly that could be a problem ,such as facing the wrong way or on the inside instead of the out side.
If your lid supports are mounted improperly such as to close together or apart. like don said
That extra 1/8” is in your way and binding the hinges.
I don’t mean to be insulting on some of my suggestions but sometimes when we are under stress or in a hurry.

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 03:16 PM

Thank You Everyone,

All of your help is greatly appreciated. I’m going to build a mockup and I have resigned myself to the fact that I will not have it ready today.

Happy Mother’s Day to all,


-- Bob Lance, DE

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