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Forum topic by ace55 posted 01-30-2010 06:28 AM 1121 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2010 06:28 AM

Hi I’m trying to contact andy about the hinge pin on the art boxes, but it says i cant send a question without 5 post? anyway andy can you elaborate on how you placed the brass rod? is it glued in and how does it pivot in the lid? any help would be appreciated, I can’t wait to try some of your techniques thanks.

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 04:29 PM

Hi Ace, Scott Bryan sent me your question this morning and its a good thing or I may have missed it. Here is a link to the page of my tutorial that covers the hinge pins.
But simply put, I drill 1/8’’ holes through the body and lid at the same time and insert 1/8’’ brass brazing rod. I only put a little CA glue on the tips of the pins just as I tap them into the lid.They pivot on the body. But dont cut them to length or glue them in until you are certain that you are ready. I try and remember to finish the inside first.
After I tap them in, I work the lid up and down to be sure the lid doesnt get glued shut. One time I used a little too much in the holes and it leaked out and under the lid and I had a hard time fixing that mistake. Thats why I only put a little on the pin. I then cut the pins flush with a hacksaw and sand even with the body.

Let me know if you still need clarification on anything,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 08:51 AM

those were good ones

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 09:28 AM

great tutorials Andy


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