09-26-2013 10:59 AM
I'm repairing a piece that has barrel hinges and I need to remove the old ones. The new ones say there's an lock in screw that you use when you install them, but I'm replacing with a different style of hinge. It's not obvious how to get the old ones out as I don't see a screw head anywhere. Any ideas? Bigger hammer??
09-26-2013 11:52 AM - edited 09-26-2013 11:57 AM
Isn't there a very small screw down the center of the barrel, that when turned clock wise causes the sides to (some spread, some has this rotating cam that bites the sides of the wood threw an opening in the sides of the brass barrel) lock in.
No dough you already know this, these are on big buggier to drill and install, very close toularances,,,very close. If you are replacing one brand with the a nother, they may not have the same center to center measurements and you will run into drilling another hole very close to the original,,,,,not so good !!!
09-26-2013 12:37 PM
Well, I found out they were pot metal (which is why the broke initially). There were two fine brads holding them in. Pliers, nail extractor, and hammer got them out enough to cover over the remainder with epoxy putty and hide them under the new piano hinges. All is well.
09-26-2013 03:33 PM
If you can (or allowed) you could cut a slight degree cant into that back lid top with a table saw. Then when you install that piano hinge, the lid has a chance to lean back and stay open all on it's own.