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Ok, the humidor is coming along nicely. More pics to come soon should be wrapping things up by eod Monday. Taking the day off. Only one issue I need help with. I bought some heavy brass hinges that have a built in 95 degree lid stop. Great, right? Not when the lid is probably heavy enought to snap the heads off the #4 brass screws that hold the hinges on. I just don't have a good feeling about delivering this without a lid stay. I do not want to deal with a mechanical lid stay and I never cared for the chain type. I would just like to use a piece of heavy red ribbon and screw it in place to the lid and the box. I think it would look nice and be functional as well. I just need to figure out a way to fasten the ends so it looks nice and distributed the tension across the entire width of the ribbon. A simple screw in the center will tear out. Any ideas?

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I don't think you need to worry about the screws if you got the same ones I used (from my previous pic in this thread). You could superglue or epoxy on the hinges to bond them to the wood and screw them, or find longer brass screws. Whatever you do though, lube the brass screws with bar soap and predrill with steel screws before you drive the brass ones

If you really wanted to try the ribbon idea, you could probably use a finishing washer to distribute the weight across the width of it?

Alternatively, you could buy quadrant hinges and save the hinges you have for a smaller box. Personally, I'd predrilled with steel screws until they're right, then permanently mount them with superglue and screw them in...
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I don't think you need to worry about the screws if you got the same ones I used (from my previous pic in this thread). You could superglue or epoxy on the hinges to bond them to the wood and screw them, or find longer brass screws. Whatever you do though, lube the brass screws with bar soap and predrill with steel screws before you drive the brass ones

If you really wanted to try the ribbon idea, you could probably use a finishing washer to distribute the weight across the width of it?

Alternatively, you could buy quadrant hinges and save the hinges you have for a smaller box. Personally, I'd predrilled with steel screws until they're right, then permanently mount them with superglue and screw them in...
Too late to switch hinges. Already cut the mortises. I believe they are the same hinged you used but this is a huge box and the lid is extremely heavy. I was thinking about a finishing washer like you mentioned. I'll check the local craft store.

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It's Finished!!!

Ok, here are the photos of the completed humidor. I hope you like it.

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And one more pic. This is a better view of the marblewood top.
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How'd you end up fastening the ribbon? It's kind of hard to tell from the picture... A brass finishing washer? How'd it work out?
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Beautiful work, Ken. The recipient is going to love it for sure.
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How'd you end up fastening the ribbon? It's kind of hard to tell from the picture... A brass finishing washer? How'd it work out?
Yes, I picked up some #8 brass finishing washers and screws which worked great. The washers had a dull finish but I polished them to a mirror finish with the buffing wheel at work. Thanks for the idea.

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Beautiful work, Ken. The recipient is going to love it for sure.
I think he will be pleased. Tomorrow night is the big reveal!

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Good work Ken! It looks amazing!
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Ken, it looks terrific. Great job on it.

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Delivered the humidor last night. My customer was very pleased. He said it was way beyond what he was expecting. Love to hear that from a client!

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He said it was way beyond what he was expecting.
It sounds like you nailed it then! Congratulations.
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Hey Ken,

That is one beautiful humidor. I could only hope that when I get around to making mine, it looks half as good as yours. I wanted to ask if these are the 95 hinges you were talking about.
http://www.bcspecialties.com/c-24-hardware.aspx
I will be making a 100 to 200 cigar humidor and I like the way these look and function.

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Hey Ken,

That is one beautiful humidor. I could only hope that when I get around to making mine, it looks half as good as yours. I wanted to ask if these are the 95 hinges you were talking about.
http://www.bcspecialties.com/c-24-hardware.aspx
I will be making a 100 to 200 cigar humidor and I like the way these look and function.

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Chet,

Here is a link to the hinges I used. They are Brusso solid brass hinges. I used the 2" wide ones. Thanks for the kind comments.

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http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...6&site=ROCKLER

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Thanks for the link. I like that square look. I'll have to give them a try.

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Thanks for the link. I like that square look. I'll have to give them a try.

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Chet,

You may also want to check www.bealltool.com. They have a back-mount round hinge that I really like. It is super easy to mount and looks good to. Also has a 95 degree stop.

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Those are nice. It will be awhile before I get around to it, so I have time to decide which ones I want to use.

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If your humidor will be large enough to store 100-200 cigars, I'd recommend getting the brusso quadrant hinges with stops. Or you will need a lid stay of some sort

http://www.brusso.com/Product/html/item.php?item=hd-680
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