Woodworking projects under way. #7: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet. Adjusting the piano hinges....

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-22-2011 05:36 AM 1505 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the doors are assembled, and the piano hinges were installed. I did NOT follow Wood’s recommendations and wound up paying a stupid price. It appears that alignment is crucial on these hinges. I tried concealing the barrels in the cabinet, thinking there would not be an issue with alignment, but indeed there WAS an issue with alignment. Upon final assembly I was unable to close the doors. OOPS. Next up was to reset the position of the hinges.

Upon repositioning, I am able to close the doors, but they strike against each other as they pass… So tomorrow comes readjusting the other hinge, testing, the door closure, installing the magnetic catch assembly (actually assemblies) and then finishing up the bracing on the back of the cabinet, then installation.

Hopefully I can be done with this one, and on to the cleanup before the middle of the week….

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 06:45 AM

Actually picked up the magazine with this plan in it today, thanks for the lead, cheaper than buying the plan. Was down at HD for a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Hope to get a lot done tomorrow on the minibench, did pretty good today…...

.......well, off to bed, was out to dinner tonight with friends…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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