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HIDDEN KITCHEN LID AID

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Credits :

   This Hidden kitchen Lid Aid  is based on Jayefuu's excellent  two lid holster instructable.

   I had to make very quickly ( while my wife went dog walking with a friend ) and still be
   completely removable in case of here unappreciative response

   While I am not moving out soon, if ever.     
   I have a wonderful wife  and It is she,
   who will decide  IF this pan lid hanger is a good idea for her kitchen.


Fun :

 For me it is the fun and simplicity of making this lid cradle hanger
 which was done faster then the time spent to take pictures documenting it.
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Material and Tools

Picture of Step 1:  Material and Tools
Tools:
  • a screwdriver
  • a pair of small pliers
  • a solid metal block
  • an old rotary tool grinder
  • a metal cutting disc

Material:
  • a single length of 3/32" iron welding rod

Step 2: Step 2: Hang it Up .. Right

Attaching the Rod to the Cabinet Screw :


  1.  After hand bending the the center Rod dip.
        ( See First Picture )

  2.  Use the pliers to make the eye loop for the lower 6-32 cabinet handle screw.
        ( See Second Picture )

  3.  A best estimate for length dimensions based  on the cabinet door will do,
       worst case start another Rod or straighten and re bend the Rod.

  4.  The metal cutting disc works very well to trim the Rod to a clean end.
         ( Look Close at Picture )

  5.   Attach the Rod eye to the lower cabinet handle screw.
         ( Last Two Pictures )
Goodhart1 year ago
Now all I need is the ability to do this with 30 lids and only 8 cabinate doors :-)
iceng (author)  Goodhart1 year ago
See what Jayefuu did with THREE per door !!
Goodhart iceng1 year ago
hmmm, I'd need bigger doors. :-)
iceng (author)  Goodhart1 year ago
Or smaller pot lids ;-D
Goodhart iceng1 year ago
One of these days I may be buying single serve pots....so who knows?
lime3D1 year ago
I can tell you from experience that this works great. My mom did this to her cabinents 50 years ago.
iceng (author)  lime3D1 year ago
Thanks for your comment :)
Jayefuu1 year ago
Excellent upgrade Alex! I went straight to my new kitchen to see if this would work in there but my door handles and hinges aren't on the same level :(
iceng (author)  Jayefuu1 year ago
Thanks for the compliment

That 3/32" Rod is stiff enough to work with different levels of attachments.

And if you feel you need a more robust Rod they are available in 4/32 ==> 1/8" diameter !
Oooo I just thought of another improvement! Going to have to publish this one, thanks for the inspiration.
Orngrimm1 year ago
Now i am ashamed that didnt come to mind earlier. SURE! It is sooo logic and simple nobody seemed to think about it.
Thats how an 'ible should be: Simple, genious, practical!
Thanks a lot!
Gathering materials for that next week.
iceng (author)  Orngrimm1 year ago
Thanks for the very nice comment.

That was my very thinking when I saw Jayefuu's excellent version of trebuchet's pot lid  organizer.

My add was no change to the attachment using the only available hardware..
bajablue1 year ago
This is pure genius, iceng... and practical, too. I'll definitely incorporate this idea in my new kitchen. Thank you!!!
iceng (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks greatly for the very nice comments.
I bet there is a welding shop near you, even in Baja.
A hanger would also work but might rust  with time.
bajablue iceng1 year ago
Hubby has a welder, so I'm assuming he has the rods to work with it. I think we're all good!!!
iceng (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Cool...
onrust1 year ago
Awesome use of dead space. Makes me wonder what else could be hung there.
iceng (author)  onrust1 year ago
Thanks there are another style of Pan Lids I am presently working on .
ChrysN1 year ago
Nice storage idea! Does she like it?
iceng (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Well I don't  have to remove the install and she does like that I cleaned the cabinet for the photos.

Thank you :-)
onrust iceng1 year ago
Hey, a win win deal for her. Well done
iceng (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
She used it today and just now came to my blog desk just to tell my she Does Like using it  !!!  :-)
in a very friendly manner.
My ambition was to please her before her BornDay which is text two  weeks
using this working ible be a valentine peasant of our relationship..

Anyway the answer is YES :)
ChrysN iceng1 year ago
Well done!!
WWC1 year ago
Good use of normally unused space.
iceng (author)  WWC1 year ago
Wow your fast and thank you..