Working with recycled timber #32: PTLT fixed section and hinge rework

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-08-2014 08:39 AM 1573 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: PTLT Hinge rework Part 32 of Working with recycled timber series Part 33: The Poor Man's Joint...inhale and remember you are still alive »

I decided to get on with the rework on the Pallet Timber Low Table, this weekend so after dismantling everything and cutting off the ugly vee grove at the hinge joints I found I would have to re manufacture the fixed section of the table top due to so much material being removed.

I replicated the fixed section as close as possile to the dimensions of the larger tilt up section.

Here it is about to get the edges profiled.

Due to the material being removed from the edge of original table top section, it meant I had to not only mortice them down to the correct height but re sink the holes in their new locations.

I made a jig to do this recessing as it was now recessed 19mm and I didnt want to screw uo again!

Jig Description:
The jig has two parts,

Part 1 of 2 The large section is a morticing template and,
Part 2 of 2 A small reversable insert, designed to insert into the morticing template simply to locate the center of the circle and the reverse position to locate the two screws, due to the work required is below the surface of the timber in the recess.

Pt 1 The morticing component

Pt 2 The drilling Guide
Here it is set up for the ciircle simply align with the pencil line and drill

and for the cross section reversed and re inserted.

Here are both the sections morticed,

All worked well

I soon had them assembled for a test run before commencing the stain and varnish again.

No more ugly gap

Might be a bit hard to see with the extereme contrast.

And opened!

Sucess at last !

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 11:58 AM

You aced it Robert! Looks great and a creative use of those Euro hinges too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 05:03 PM

now that was cool.

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 12:32 PM

Nice fabrication and use of the noggin.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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