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Old 02-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #65 (permalink)
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looks very nice and professionally made! i which i had something like that already...
but i'd be a little bit worried about strength...

i imagine the actuation is quite snappy so i'd give some extra attention to the lolt locations so they don't start to rip trough... the flex might be cured by gluing a strip of coroplast to the one you have now with the lines running horizontal ... coroplast flexes more easy along thes lines than accross these.
but basically anything light and stury could work.

you could even insert something between the two layers of the plastic. a piece of very think metal wire or a thin strip of metal could pierce the "braces" between the two "sheets" of plastic and create an internal suppory brace... running the screws of the actuator or the hinges trough it as well will reinforce this location as well as secure the brace... might be a bit overkill or impractical but i've used similar methods to attach things like brackets to coroplast with good effect
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