you know, I haven't thought of what kind of hinge to use on the hood. I'll have to look into the reactivity of the brass in a NaCl environment. As far as the plans go, I usually do everything on the fly and they tend to work out. But I've had enough people ask me how I've done pieces of furniture that I'm now starting to draw up all of my plans in AutoCad. When I have these done I'll gladly post them.
If consequence dictate my course of action, then it doesn't matter what's right, it's only wrong if you get caught.....