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stuartpaul

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This is the back of a blanket chest currently in the course of construction.

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The lid overhangs the top of the legs by about 5 mm so I can't see how bog standard butt hinges will work without fouling the leg.

Are there any hinge types suitable for this type of set up? The only other option I can think of is to fit a spacer on the back rail and use 'standard' hinges.

Thanks

PS - yes , - I know I should have thought about this at the design stage but I got carried away!!
 

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stuartpaul

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Thanks Mike but the frame and panel construction doesn’t lend itself to strap hinges (and I love those wooden home made(?) ones).

I do think my only option is to build up the back rail and use butts.

Ah well, - teach me to design properly mext time!
 

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Argh, I know exactly what you're looking for but cannot remember the proper name. It's some kind of cranked hinge which throws the pivot point out the back of the box a little, which allows the lid to lift up and over the ledge.

It's going to keep me up all night trying to remember!
 

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You could still use ordinary butts. Mitre the tops of the back panel stiles and chisel out a matching mitre in that area of the lower edge of the lid. Get this right and (assuming the lid isn't too heavy) you could exploit your mistake as a way to hold the lid open.
 

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Trevanion":356ehaw3 said:
Argh, I know exactly what you're looking for but cannot remember the proper name. It's some kind of cranked hinge which throws the pivot point out the back of the box a little, which allows the lid to lift up and over the ledge.

It's going to keep me up all night trying to remember!
Yeah I used them on a toy box I made for my godson. I bought several cause they were cheap.

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Thanks for the responses. I've had a look at many images for the cranked hinges and concerned the pivot point isn't far enough back. I suspect I'll need to order a couple of different pairs and see how I get on.

Mitring the back rail is a good idea but the leg 'stand off' means this could end up looking a bit ugly? Still under consideration though.

Mike's post still has me intrigued and I'm seriously thinking about some wooden hinges. Trouble is my pillar drill is a ratty old thing and I doubt I'll get the accuracy I need.
 

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stuartpaul":kbfnjn81 said:
.......Mike's post still has me intrigued and I'm seriously thinking about some wooden hinges. Trouble is my pillar drill is a ratty old thing and I doubt I'll get the accuracy I need.
I made those before I owned a pillar drill. I must have drilled it with an electric hand-held drill, or an "egg beater"-type. Drilling that hole accurately is the most difficult part of the process, and is the first step after marking out.
 
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