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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 11:00 PM

Things in Petaluma are pretty darned good. We have a teenage houseguest and are building a guitar with him, it’s Northern California and as you know that’s always pretty awesome, and I have no outstanding building permits right now. Everything’s kinda cool!

So I procrastinated from the paying work for just a moment to scribble this:

Of course my phone didn’t capture the right orientation (“my cell phone that’s also a camera that talks wirelessly to my web site can’t tell which way I meant the drawing to be when it’s pointed straight down? Man, the future sucks!”), so tilt your head to the right. My notion is that there are two ways to make a rear latch, either something that lifts vertically and can be constrained in that axis, A, or that twists and releases a hook, B, and that something like C could be used to convert B’s motion to linear in-and-out. I suppose you could also use a rotary latch to keep A from going up and down, and obviously you could move any of these forward in the case by making something protrude from the side of the drawer that they could catch on.

That help?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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