WWA Info Exchange

For Woodworkers By Woodworkers
It is currently Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:50 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Latch for lids
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:56 am 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:01 am
Posts: 251
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Anyone know of a source for latches like the sketch? I have a need for 4 about 2 or at most 3inches long. A friend says he's seen the like in the past somewhere. :-)
Image
Thanks for any leads.
...lew...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Latch for lids
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:30 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 11328
Location: Hamilton, MS
You might try VanDykes https://www.vandykes.com/ , or Horton https://www.horton-brasses.com/

_________________
I bring to life, I bring to death:
The spirit does but mean the breath:
I know no more. (Tennyson, In Memoriam)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Latch for lids
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:01 am
Posts: 251
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Thanks. I may have come up with a system that will be easier to build. I've tried it with a "springy" bit of plastic and if I can come up with a source of spring steel and a way to attach a "pull" to it without loosing the spring it'll be a winner.
...lew...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Latch for lids
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:37 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 11328
Location: Hamilton, MS
Lew Hartswick wrote:
Thanks. I may have come up with a system that will be easier to build. I've tried it with a "springy" bit of plastic and if I can come up with a source of spring steel and a way to attach a "pull" to it without loosing the spring it'll be a winner.
...lew...


You might take a look at a constant force spring, such as used in windows. Don't know if you could fashion a latch like you want from one, since it might be difficult to bend in that shape. http://www.vulcanspring.com/conforce-co ... ce-springs . Many hardware stores carry these or similar. Usually pretty low priced - $2 or $3 for small ones.

http://www.vulcanspring.com/conforce-co ... ce-springs

Image

_________________
I bring to life, I bring to death:
The spirit does but mean the breath:
I know no more. (Tennyson, In Memoriam)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group