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    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Dear all
    Bought two of these Brusso latches (1 and 3/8″ high) to use in the lid of a combined computer box / tablet. They are supposed to be mounted flush with the lid and the front of the box, but how do I secure them in the recesses they are to go into. One retailer suggests to glue them in place, but the small notches along their sides seem to imply the use of screws [very small] to hold them in place. The latter I imagine would require a cradle with the screws coming in from the side. Then the cradle would have to be inserted into the frame. Have thought around use of a half blind dove tail looking arrangement, with the latch parts recessed into two “tails” and those two tails glued in place in recesses in the frame.

    Suggestions are welcome

    Kind regards
    Sven-Olof

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    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

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    Matt McGrane
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    I must admit I’m having a hard time imagining how these latches work. But If you are placing them in recesses that are cut into the lid, then epoxy is often used. The two-part epoxies can join metal to wood quite well.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    chemical_cake
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    I second poxy.

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

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    trooper82
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    I third epoxy. I’d say that’s why there are dimples on the sides. I like the latch, unique.

    #135611
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Thanks all!
    Epoxy it will be.

    These latches sit with one half on opposing sides of the lid and frame, respectively. Pressing the little knob on front, opens the latch and releases the hook inside it. (I really hope the photo attached photo this time will show the whole inside. But, if not here’s a link http://www.brusso.com/content/tear-sheets/Brusso_Hardware_LLC_Tear_Sheet_JB-818.pdf)

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    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

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    Ed
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    Did you see the instructions, here: http://www.brusso.com/content/install-templates/Brusso_Hardware_LLC_Installation_Instructions_JB-818.pdf

    The instructions above say to “use an adhesive of preference.” Sounds like we all prefer epoxy.

    There’s a phone number on the drawing for help. I’m in the US and could call and ask what adhesive to use, if you like.

    #135627
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Thanks ever so much for your kind offer Ed!

    Feel very secure with the unanimous advice on using epoxy. A bit stupidly, I didn’t read through the whole instruction. My routers all have metric collets, and fixating the jig over the narrow front pieces of this box I think would be both challenging and time consuming. So, I decided on hand tools, using a suitable drill bit for the corner parts of the grooves. Hopefully I will be sufficiently accurate to do both these beautiful latches and their no less good looking corresponding hinges justice.

    Cheers
    /soj

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

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