Then spent a bunch of time shaping the lid so it could open up to about 95 degrees. The mechanism works well enough. It’s relatively tight, and when the box is closed it leaves a tiny gap in front. If I do this again I’ll make sure that the protrusion in the back for the hinge is exactly equal (or slightly longer) to the thickness of the back, so the hole can be right in the center.
I like that Tim, I will have remember how you did the hinges, What did you use for the pin, a welding rod?
Holly is nice to work with, it takes finishes well too. Are you going to put some finish on it?
Thanks, Herb. For the pins I used 1.5mm stainless steel rod I found on Amazon. They’re cheap and now I have more than I know what to do with.
I finished lightly with spray lacquer. You can’t really tell in the picture, but I like how it doesn’t affect the wood look and feel too much.