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    Slanted door cabinet

    Hi guys, I'm workimg on a design of a cabinet that will have slanted doors, due to that and gravity those doors will tend to close by theirown weight.
    Are there any friction hinges that prevent that? Or should I be lookin for some small gas pistons like the ones that can be found on car trunks?

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Many thanks in advance.


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    Since I know nothing about what you asked about I will only send you a message: The plane you made has been having a good time and told me to tell you, "Hi!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Since I know nothing about what you asked about I will only send you a message: The plane you made has been having a good time and told me to tell you, "Hi!"
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    I'm glad that it is of use to you Jim. BTW I took me a while to teach it to talk so thatyou could have a shop mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    Thanks a lot Rich, but those are industrial cabinet hinges, and although they would work, I don't think they would look good on heirloom piece...
    I guess that the only solution is to use offset knife hinges that allow the door swing fully 180 degrees so that they would rest on the sides of the cabinet to remain open. Dunno...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Hi guys, I'm workimg on a design of a cabinet that will have slanted doors, due to that and gravity those doors will tend to close by theirown weight.
    Are there any friction hinges that prevent that? Or should I be lookin for some small gas pistons like the ones that can be found on car trunks?

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Many thanks in advance.


    Regards
    Toni
    Can you post a drawing or picture showing the configuration you're referring to?




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    Sorry, my bad Tony, I focused on friction hinge... o_O
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    Put a rubber bumper on the doors so they don't slam, call them 'self closing doors,' and say it's a feature!
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    Haven't heard an update or whether you found what you asked about. So, I'll ask again...can you post a drawing or picture showing the configuration you're referring to?





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    mike he doesnt get time to be on here real often right now he is all over the country over there for his work.. i am sure he will respond once he gets some free time
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