I have small shutters fixed on the inside an external door. The shutters are
very lightweight. They open/close very easily on their top and bottom
hinges. When closed, the shutters are held closed by small magnetic catches.
The shutter hinges are about an inch and a half long, with hinge pins.
Sometimes, I would like the shutters to remain open - at 90 degrees to the
door - but they have a tendency to swing shut on their own.
The aim is to stop the shutters swinging shut on their own, by stiffening
the action of the hinges, so it normally takes effort to open/close the
Any ideas? I think the solution must involve the hinge pins - is there a
"trick" for this?