I’m designing a lasercut jewelry box for my wife and I want to make the lid sort of “float” open rather than just hinge open like usual. I made a little mockup of what I want to do (see the video on my blog) and it works, and I’m pretty sure I can adapt it to work with lasercut parts.
However, I’m positive I didn’t invent this, and I’d love to be able to learn what the pros have to say about it. The problem is, I can’t figure out what it’s called! Maybe someone in your audience can identify the type of mechanism and post the name in the comments?
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