I wanted to conceal the opening joint as much as possible so I chose a pair of Blum Concealed Hinge Blind corner 95 deg hinges.
First up I split the table top in tha area I wanted the hinges.
Then following the installation template that was supplied I counterbored the round sunken sections and fitted them up.
The instalation was fairly straight forward, however when I went to test the pivot the top would not swing up properly.
It appears, (and there is nothing documented on the packaging) that the hinges are only for material about 19mm in thickness, not twice that as is for my application.
I dismantled everything, cut a small 45 deg slope on each half and tried again.
Still not enough clearance
So using the table saw set at 15 deg I repeat the process depening the depth of the cut.
That produced a working joint but has given me a massive groove in the table top. Not a look that I wanted !
I will have to leave it as I was most disapointed with the result and I am considering a complete rework of the top and a possible hinge design change.
Not a good result this far into the project, oh well such is life.
In closing the top now has its second coat of Black Japan although I have sanded it back,
To be continued. !!
-- Regards Robert