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I'm to the point of shopping for a "soft closer" for a cedar chest lid. The lid without the frame weighs 19 lbs. It is 18" x 36" and one inch thick. I have looked on the web but have not found what looks right to me so am asking member of the forum for help finding something that will work.

I think that I may have the piano hinge spotted.

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I'm to the point of shopping for a "soft closer" for a cedar chest lid. The lid without the frame weighs 19 lbs. It is 18" x 36" and one inch thick. I have looked on the web but have not found what looks right to me so am asking member of the forum for help finding something that will work.

I think that I may have the piano hinge spotted.

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Hmmm, I thought we had already had this discussion. Did you decide against the Rockler lid protectors?
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Hmmm, I thought we had already had this discussion. Did you decide against the Rockler lid protectors?

We did but Jerry and I are just old farts that can't remember s...tuff.

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Hmmm, I thought we had already had this discussion. Did you decide against the Rockler lid protectors?

Mike, your memory is much better than mine, I actually don't recall. I know that I had looked at torsion hinges at Rockler which will not handle a lid this heavy and are being discontinued anyway. If we talked about another type of closer, which we probably did if you say that we did, I just don't recall and/or didn't make a note of it as I was not that far into the build. Sorry if I offended you by asking about something that you thought we had already covered. It sort of sounded like it irritated you just a bit, maybe I read it wrong.

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Here is your original post.
http://www.routerforums.com/lobby/46...se-hinges.html

The Rockler lid protectors look similar to the ones SemiPro linked to.

Getting old is a pain I feel every day. :-(
Good luck in your search.
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Here is your original post.
http://www.routerforums.com/lobby/46...se-hinges.html

The Rockler lid protectors look similar to the ones SemiPro linked to.

Getting old is a pain I feel every day. :-(
Good luck in your search.
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Mike, Mike, Mike, I was not argueing with you, I just said that I had forgotten, settle down, I believe you.

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Hey, no problem on this end. I know you will find the right item for your chest. Post some pics when you get through. I have no doubt it will look great.
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Hey mate...why not try gas struts? Like the ones that are on hatchback cars. I've done that before with my daughter's toybox years ago and it worked very well. You can even get them second-hand but they've been re-gassed so they are really like new.
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Hi Jerry
I used some Rockler lid stay torsion hinges not that long ago on a chest and they work perfectly with no extra arm type hardware to get in the way. My lid was over 20 pounds and the hinges hold it at any position and yet it is very easy to open and close. The only problem may be that it is designed for 3/4 inch walls on the chest so that may require some modification if yours are a different thickness. They aren't cheap!!

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