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  1. #1
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    Default Need help with a design?

    I have a project that needs to be made from angle iron and expanded metal.

    I need to make a box that is 80" X 18" X 18" with a lid that hinges open to the top with a hasp for locking. The frame needs to be angle iron and then enclosed with flat expanded metal.

    My thought was to use 1/8" X 1.5" X 1.5" angle for the frame and 13ga. 1/2" flat expanded metal for the sides, bottom and top.

    My biggest problem is the the design of the lid and the surface that it will mates with???

    If anyone has pictures or can help with there ideas/ design, I would be thankful.
    "If you will not, then you can not.."

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    Why not make the front and two sides of the lid out of angle iron, and the back out of flatbar, where the hinge attaches to. Id make it where the angle iron used for the lid will lap over the sides.
    Caution!
    These are "my" views based only on my experiences in my little bitty world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonora Iron View Post
    Why not make the front and two sides of the lid out of angle iron, and the back out of flatbar, where the hinge attaches to. Id make it where the angle iron used for the lid will lap over the sides.
    I like that idea. So the only flat bar would be the back top. I understand.

    Thank you,
    "If you will not, then you can not.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clean View Post
    So the only flat bar would be the back top.
    Just on the lid!
    The box would be out of all angle iron, the lid would have the two sides, and the front out of angle iron, the back of the lid would be flatbar.
    Caution!
    These are "my" views based only on my experiences in my little bitty world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonora Iron View Post
    Just on the lid!
    The box would be out of all angle iron, the lid would have the two sides, and the front out of angle iron, the back of the lid would be flatbar.
    Got it, now I see it.
    "If you will not, then you can not.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clean View Post
    Got it, now I see it.
    Caution!
    These are "my" views based only on my experiences in my little bitty world.

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