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I want to make my own air freshener dispenser Answered

The finsihed product has to be in 2 parts because it has to open and close so I can take the air fresheners in and out. I'm using moldmax to create the mold. My challenge is that once the 2 parts are completed i dont have  a way to connect them together. Any suggestions?

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iceng (author)2017-08-15

As Rick points out "They should be the same." I have seen such identical shells that are ingeniously molded to rotate into each other to hold and counter rotate less then 45' to release..

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rickharris (author)2017-08-15

Make your 2 parts - top and bottom. They should be the same.

line the top edge of the bottom with another piece of plastic glued on. The top will now fit down over that rim the red part in the picture.

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Jack A Lopez (author)2017-08-15

If I am picturing this correctly, this thing you call "air freshener dispenser" is like the shell of a clam.



I am guessing that you want a hinge on one side, and to describe that I am going to use some of the same jargon I found on the Wikipedia article for "Hinge"


The two leaves of your hinge need some knuckles. It will likely be difficult to cast the knuckles with holes through them, but that's not really a big deal if you have some way to drill those holes after the two leaves have been cast.

The last thing needed, is a pin to go through the holes in the knuckles, and to hold the hinge together. I am guessing you could use a piece of steel wire for the pin.

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Downunder35m (author)2017-08-15

Not really as I fail to see the info required to answer the question.
Where are the pics of the problem or a detailed description?
Usually you make things fit together by size, thread or locking mechanism...

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