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ticklingmedusa
21st Apr 2010, 01:10 PM
The magnet trick is pretty neat.
Looks like they just drill & recess them on the rim and the underside of the lid. I'd try flexible CA or Shoe Goop.
The pivot pin is probably the trickiest part ...
just that I'm not sure what to use for the hardware.
Maybe just a thin stainless steel rod.

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hughie
21st Apr 2010, 01:37 PM
If you can get hold of some TIG stainless welding wire its about 2mm or so. It would make a good pin.

Natty idea for a container. :2tsup:

Texian
21st Apr 2010, 01:40 PM
Brass brazing filler rod would also work.

Ozkaban
21st Apr 2010, 02:02 PM
I've seen similar things done for small jewellery boxes, such as ring boxes and the like. Very nifty :2tsup:

ticklingmedusa
21st Apr 2010, 02:18 PM
thanks mates :2tsup:

hughie
21st Apr 2010, 02:24 PM
Brass brazing filler rod would also work.

If its for food stay away from brass as it has adverse reactions with many foods, thats why you don't see it it food processing plants. But other wise its a good option and probably easier to get hold off than stainless.

dai sensei
21st Apr 2010, 08:21 PM
You can buy a cheap packet of stainless steel nails at your local hardware in a couple of different diameters. Just cut off the head and grind away the points to suit.